Galway city and county will host 10 of the State’s first national network of remote working hubs. There are currently 66 such hubs, with that number set to rise to more than 100 by the end 2021.
The Galway remote working hubs are to be located in the Galway Technology Centre, Westside Resource Centre, GMIT iHub, Porter Shed, Ballinasloe Enterprise Centre, GTEIC An Forbacha, West Hub, The Hub Headford, Beech Tree Enterprise Centre, and GTEIC An Spideal.
It is expected that there will eventually be 400 such hubs throughout the State. There has been a board welcome for the hubs from Galway politicians.
“The Connected Hs Network provides the perfect opportunity for workers and employers to embrace a ‘blended working’ model,” said Labour Galway City West councillor, Niall McNelis, “and to find the balance of hub, home and office working that works best for them.”
Independent Galway East TD, Sean Canney said: “Remote working is a key component of our future working lives and the Digital Hub will be a focal point for future working. We need to learn from the experiences of Covid-19 and the changes in work practices. The Digital Hub is a tool to develop working near home.”