Cornmarket to close Cork call centre

Financial services company Cornmarket, which focuses on public sector employees, has decided to close its Cork call centre with 18 jobs to be transferred to its Dublin office.

A spokesperson for the company said that they could not justify operating the two offices, so they had taken the decision to amalgamate the two offices.

“It is hard to justify having two separate call centres in Dublin and Cork so we are bring the two together and we’ll be offering all 18 staff in the Cork centre the opportunity to relocate to the combined centre in Dublin together with a relocation package or even on a trial basis.

“We continue to have very significant operations in Cork and indeed are recruiting people for other positions in the Cork area,” the spokesperson said.

The company pointed out there was no overall reduction in the number of employees working in Cornmarket. The company will continue to employ 340 people. Their Dublin call centre, which currently employs 44 people, will take on staff who are willing to move to Dublin to continue their employment.

Although the company is closing its call centre operation in Cork, they are recruiting other roles. “The general insurance call centre in Cork is a very small part of the company’s operations. The company is currently recruiting for other positions (financial consultants) in Cork.”

The company is one of Ireland’s largest investment and insurance brokers. With 340 staff nationwide and support offices in Dublin, Cork and Belfast, focused on providing expert impartial financial advice to Ireland’s public sector.


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