Verizon Speaks to CMI Students about Job Opportunities

It is not very often that a Vice President comes to town to announce 150 jobs, but that is exactly what happened last night at CMI College.

Mr James Gowen, Vice President of Verizon Services Ireland, arrived at CMI College with a team of HR and Recruitment personnel to announce their target of recruiting up to 150 employees by August 2015. He wished to talk directly to CMI students who are pursuing CIPS Procurement & Supply qualifications as they have the may have the right experience and qualifications to really add value to Verizon.


From Right to Left; James Gowan VP Verizon, Teresa Ahmad HR Director, Kate Raganowicz-Gargasz HR Recruitment, Ashley Travers Project Management

Speaking to the class James said, ‘You are advancing your knowledge in areas such as procurement, purchasing, sourcing, sustainability and contract management and it is in these areas we need to hire new staff. An interest or experience in the technology sector is an advantage but not a prerequisite. So far we already have 2 students from the Communications and Management institute attending interviews over the next few days and we hope to receive further applications over the coming weeks to fill these important roles at Verizon’.

Verizon is a global networking, cloud and cyber security company with offices in 72 countries. They serve 99% of the Fortune 500 and over 60% of the global public internet traffic flows through our IP backbone network. With more than $120 billion revenue they invest in the best-in-class technology and top talent. The company offers technology products and solutions that transform the way customers can connect, collaborate and innovate. Their investment in superior wireless, fiber optic and global IP networks puts Verizon at the center of powerful growth markets.

Their new offices in Dublin, will be established at Eastpoint Business Park, Clontarf.

According to John O’Toole CEO of CMI, ‘It is great that the VP of Verizon selected CMI students to talk to, and it is a testimony to the chartered CIPS qualifications we offer that they are so well recognised by leading global organisations such as Verizon. Ireland’s success is based on organisations such as Verizon setting up here. Our students have the experience and are achieving the qualifications that will help organisations like Verizon grow and develop in the years ahead’.

Verizon will reach its targets only through hiring and developing the most qualified and experienced workforce.

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