Thursday 23 November 2017

GMROI says Gorey jobs to grow by up to 13%

eddie kelly for crop
eddie kelly for crop

Grafton Merchanting ROI, owner of the Heiton Buckley store in Gorey, has said it expects to increase its staff numbers in the branch by between 10 and 13 per cent in the next two years.

The company announced recently it will increase its overall staff by 170 in that period to facilitate the expansion of its businesses.

Thirty roles will be filled in three new branches in Dublin, and the remaining 140 jobs will be created across existing stores.

'New hires will vary by county, but in general we expect staff increases per county between 10 and 13 per cent,' said a spokesperson for the company.

GMROI, which also owns the Chadwicks brand, has a Heiton Buckley branch in Gorey in the Knockmullen Retail Park.

The new roles will increase total employment at GMROI to 1,420 staff, an increase of almost 350 since 2014. GMROI currently employs 800 staff across Leinster, with pending store openings will increase GMROI's branch network to 47 stores nationwide by the middle of this year.

Up to 100 of the 170 new roles will be created in 2017, with the balance in 2018.

The roles include senior management, specialist sales, operatives and administrative support and will be supported by extensive training and induction aimed at facilitating longer term career development within GMROI .

Chief Executive at GMROI, Eddie Kelly said: 'These roles represent a significant opportunity for young people to join a growth industry and avail of the significant training and development provided within the company. We see this as further evidence of a tangible and sustainable turning point for the construction sector in Ireland.' The new roles reflect a strong recovery in the RMI market and a gradual, but sustained, increase in new-builds.

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