Thursday 21 September 2017

eShopWorld and Kings Laundry to create 350 new jobs

Tommy Kelly, Founder and CEO of eShopWorld
Tommy Kelly, Founder and CEO of eShopWorld

Sean Duffy

There was further good news for the Irish economy yesterday as two companies announced 350 new jobs for Dublin and Cork.

Ecommerce firm eShopWorld will add 250 new jobs over the next three years.

The new posts will be located at the company's global headquarters in Swords, Dublin. eShopWorld says it will invest €25m over the next three years in staff, software and research and development at the site.

The new hires will bring the headcount at eShopWorld to 400, with the company already having taken on 80 people over the course of 2016.

The company, which began in Dublin in 2011 with just six employees, posted revenues in excess of €200m last year.

"We are very pleased to be adding jobs and investment to fulfil demand from leading global brands," said eShopWorld ceo Tommy Kelly.

"This is a really important investment for eShopWorld and one that will further our capability to optimise our technology, driving growth through existing and new revenue streams," Mr Kelly added.

Elsewhere, there were 100 new jobs announced at Kings Laundry in Cork as part of a €2m expansion plan at a site in Little Island. The extra staff will take employee numbers at the company to over 550.

Kings Laundry is the largest supplier of laundry services to the hospitality sector in Ireland.

The company also announced it will add 80 seasonal jobs for this summer in both Cork and Dublin.

Kings said its expansion plans had been accelerated by growth in the business of 18pc last year.

Irish Independent

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