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Fibrus employee numbers continue to rise despite lockdown

Fibrus head of recruitment Gillian McCarter (right) and new marketing executive Jemma Dougherty pictured in Ballynahinch, where full fibre broadband is now live
Gary McDonald Business Editor

FULL fibre broadband provider Fibrus, which began rolling out broadband infrastructure in Northern Ireland last year, says it has added more than 40 new recruits since January and is continuing to hire at a rate of at least 10 staff a month.

It says the roles have been filled by people with a range of skills and includes many who had been made redundant elsewhere as a result of the pandemic, and it added that it will continue its recruitment drive for the remainder of 2020.

Fibrus has already launched an extensive roll-out which is set to transform connectivity for regional and rural parts of Northern Ireland.

Its full fibre broadband offer is now available in Dundrum, Castlewellan, Newcastle, Ballynahinch and Killyleagh, and the Mid-Ulster area is next on its agenda as Fibrus plans to invest £21 million in infrastructure over the next year.

The firm's head of recruitment Gillian McCarter said: “As we increase the pace of our infrastructure roll-out and sign up more customers, we are also adding to our workforce at all levels.

“We have brought in additional staff in our operational and management teams and that recruitment drive will increase throughout the rest of this year and beyond, with details at www.fibrus.com/careers.

“We believe the Covid crisis and the subsequent lockdown measures have led to digital connectivity being regarded as a utility in the same way as light, heat and water.

“For work, life, health and access to services full fibre broadband is an essential product. More and more local businesses and their employees are now operating from home, trying to ensure work continues as normal. This requires, and in fact relies upon, uninterrupted access to efficient broadband.”

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