eBay to create 150 jobs in Dublin
Online auction site eBay is to expand its European headquarters in Dublin, creating 150 jobs, it was confirmed today.
Taoiseach Brian Cowen announced the investment, which takes the company's workforce in the customer service centre it shares with sister company PayPal to more than 1,750.
"This builds on the already impressive presence both eBay and their partner operation PayPal have in Blanchardstown, where 1,600 jobs are already located," the Taoiseach said.
"EBay is now a global brand name and we are delighted that our capital can provide the flexible and skilled workforce necessary to help this brand grow further in the period ahead."
New staff will be recruited to meet the increasing demand in customer service, personal account management and process enhancement.
Andrew Pease, site director for eBay Dublin, said: "The decision to expand eBay Dublin is a reflection of our confidence in the standard of skilled workforce within the Irish market."
The expansion was supported by the Government with the aid of IDA Ireland.
Barry O'Leary, IDA chief executive, said: "The announcement of a further 150 jobs from a company of such high technological calibre as eBay demonstrates Ireland's continued ability to provide a nurturing environment where leading-edge corporations can continue to expand.
"EBay's Irish operation has gone from strength to strength since its establishment here in 2004 and, on behalf of IDA Ireland, I look to facilitating continued development at the Irish facility."