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Electricity Supply Board (ESB)

Electricity Supply Board (ESB)

Geographic Location

Country: Ireland


Sector: Utilities
Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply
35 - Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply
Number Employed: 7800
Group: ESB

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 16-04-2009
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Planned Job Creation: 3700

Additional Information

Ireland's semi-state Electricity Supply Board (ESB) company has announced the creation of up to 3,700 new jobs, in what constitutes a significant expansion of 'green jobs'. The ESB says the new posts will come from the development of new energy technologies. The company says it will develop new infrastructure such as smart metering and a system to allow for the recharging of electric cars.