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eBay announces 450 new jobs in Dundalk

eBay announces 450 new jobs in Dundalk

eBay announces 450 new jobs in Dundalk

eBay is to create 450 new high quality jobs at its Dundalk operations centre.

The announcement was made this morning by Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton. eBay’s investment is being supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland.

According to the company, the new jobs will help provide European customers of its eBay Marketplaces and PayPal businesses with an enhanced experience in the areas of customer services, sales and compliance.

The new positions are in addition to 1,000 new jobs announced by PayPal last year, and will be located within the company’s customer services team. 

“eBay’s continued commitment to its customers is underlined through this investment in customer services team members fulfilling a variety of roles to make eBay an even better place to shop and sell,” said Gary Hagel, senior director, eBay customer experience, UK, Ireland and rest of Europe. “Ireland is a centre of excellence for our global customer experience function and the country provides a highly-skilled workforce for eBay with the required technical and language skills, an attractive research environment and proven track record on delivery.”  

Louise Phelan, vice president global operations EMEA at PayPal, described theannouncement as fantastic news for the Dundalk area. “We are looking forward to welcoming our eBay colleagues at the PayPal site in Dundalk,” she said. “Last year was a great year for PayPal in Ireland. Our Dundalk site was operational within 11 weeks of the contracts being signed. We currently have over 230 people employed on site there and we look forward to continuing to expand this number in 2013.”

“The fact that global technology leaders like eBay and PayPal are expanding their operations here shows that we have the local talent pool, infrastructure and business environment to attract high quality investments,” said the Taoiseach. “Last week's agreement on bank debt will lead to further investment as confidence in the Irish economy continues to grow which is good for jobs and recovery.” 

“Every job that is created by a multinational company in Ireland creates approximately one extra job elsewhere in the domestic economy – in supply companies, retail and other services,” said Minister Bruton. “Key to the Government’s plans for jobs and growth is seeking to attract more jobs and investment from the strong base of world-leading multinationals we have built in Ireland.”

Barry O’Leary, CEO of IDA Ireland, said the announcement demonstratesIreland’s capability at the core of the digital economy and further secures its reputation as the internet capital of Europe. 

eBay Inc. first established in Ireland in 2003 and currently employs 2,300 people across its eBay and PayPal facilities located at Blanchardstown in Dublin and a new facility at Dundalk Business Campus, Dundalk, Co Louth. The company’s operations in Ireland provide a variety of support functions to its growing customer base across the EMEA region.

See details of the available job vacancies.