Minister Richard Bruton TD today announced that the viagogo Group, the world’s largest ticket marketplace, intends to double its workforce in Ireland over the next three years, taking it from 100 to over 200 employees.
The Minister opened the viagogo Group’s new state-of-the-art Operations Centre in Limerick with Oliver Wheeler, Global head of Communications for the viagogo Group, who commented: “We opened in a temporary location in Limerick last year and were overwhelmed by the level of local talent and the support from organisations such as the IDA. We already employ 100 people in Limerick and, now that our new purpose-built Operations Centre is ready, we plan to hire at least a hundred more over the next three years.”
Minister Bruton said: “At the heart of our jobs plan is supporting job creation in every region of the country, to ensure that the recovery is secured and felt by people right across Ireland. Today’s announcement that viagogo, a fast-growing, born-on-the-internet company, is expanding its operations in Limerick and creating 100 extra jobs is a great boost for the Mid West and a great example of what is possible through our regional jobs strategy. I am determined that through solid implementation of our plan we can secure the recovery and support more projects like viagogo across the country. I wish all at viagogo every success with this project.”
The viagogo Group has transformed part of the former Flextronics building in the Kilmurry Business Centre into its new 14,000 square feet, state-of-the-art Operations Centre. It joins companies such as Northern Trust, Gilt, Three and Cook in the National Technological Park, Plassey, at the edge of the University of Limerick campus.