Minister for Business and Employment, Ged Nash, TD, has welcomed the announcement of plans to create up to 450 full and part-time jobs in the retail sector through the expansion of Liffey Valley Shopping Centre in Dublin.
This project has the potential to bring the total number of people employed within the Centre to more than 2,500.
Up to 225 further construction jobs are expected to be created during the development phase.
Minister Nash, who chairs the Government’s Retail Consultation Forum, said: “This is great news for the retail sector and for the communities around Liffey Valley. The announcement today of plans to expand the Shopping Centre is further proof of the economic recovery and up-take in consumer confidence, supported by the sound economic policies which the Government has pursued over the last four years. “
“The Retail sector was particularly badly hit during the downturn, with over 50,000 jobs lost in Wholesale and Retail between 2008 and 2012. However, we have seen consistent signs of recovery in the sector over the last 12 months.”
“The planned expansion of Liffey Valley Shopping Centre is further positive news for the sector and should provide employment to many residents in the local area. On completion, the project will open up many new opportunities for those who are interested in making a career in retail.”