Etihad Airways is preparing to hold a
recruitment drive in Ireland as it looks for at least 100 new
Irish employees to support its growth around the world.
already employs more than 90 Irish staff at the airport, its
Dublin line maintenance operation and across its global network,
and is now aiming to more than double those numbers.
The recruitment Open
Days will be held at the Burlington Hotel on 30 November and 1
December 2011. Etihad is also planning to hold Open Days in
Belfast and Cork.
“We’ve built close relationships with Ireland and
with Irish communities around the world since we began our service
to Dublin four years ago,” said Etihad Chief Executive Officer,
James Hogan. “We have directly
invested more than €16 million into Ireland over that time. That
money has gone into our
premium lounge and ground operations at
Dublin airport, our Dublin Line Maintenance Centre and of course
our sponsorship commitment as a supporter of
GAA hurling. And our
operating costs and Irish aircraft financing deals see tens of
millions more every year coming into the Irish economy from
Etihad. Next month, we are holding cabin crew
recruitment Open Days in Dublin and we are hoping to hire at least
100 employees from this market.”
its Dublin to Abu Dhabi flights in 2007. Today it operates 10
flights a week into the UAE’s capital city, offering onward
connections to another 70 destinations around the world.
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