EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Ireland
Region: Dublin; Southern and Eastern


Sector: Information / communication
61 - Telecommunications
Number Employed: 1200
Group: Vodafone (UK)

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 15-07-2010
Planned Job Reductions min: 130
Planned Job Reductions max: 130
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Direct Dismissals: 130

Additional Information

Vodafone Ireland has informed staff that is is seeking approximately 130 redundancies, following a review of its organisational structure and costs. The company is consulting staff and unions about the plans, stating that the job losses are expected to be through voluntary redundancies and early retirement.

'Given the significant deterioration in the market, the decline in consumer spending and the impact this has had across the telecoms industry, we have to review all costs within our business to ensure we're operating efficiently and delivering good value to our customers,' said the company's HR director Francesco Bianco .