|The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD, today welcomed the announcement from Aviva that the job losses at the company will be fewer than previously announced, and that an additional 220 jobs will be created in insurance claims and direct sales centres of excellence in Galway.|
The Minister together with his Department and the IDA have had numerous meetings with the company on these issues, and have been fully supportive of measures to minimise job losses and deliver centres of excellence in Galway.
The Minister said: "A large number of people in Aviva will be made voluntarily redundant as
part of this process, and are still facing a very difficult situation this morning. However the news that the number of job losses will be substantially lower than originally announced is very welcome. I am also happy to welcome the news that the company is creating 220 jobs in a new operation in Galway, which provides further confirmation of Aviva's long-term commitment to Ireland. I’d like to pay tribute to senior management, unions and workers for their hard work in reaching today's outcome."