Wednesday 26 July 2017

Retail platform to create 100 jobs in the West

Shopify employee Adriane Tabuena at the announcement of 100 new jobs in Ireland. Photo: Maxwells
Shopify employee Adriane Tabuena at the announcement of 100 new jobs in Ireland. Photo: Maxwells

Shopify, a cloud-based, multi-channel retail platform designed for small and medium-sized businesses, is creating 100 new jobs in Galway with the help of IDA Ireland.

The roles will be in the area of support staff, and recruitment is expected to start next month. Known as “Gurus”, Shopify’s Irish support staff are all remote workers.

“We’ve seen the benefits of remote culture and how it can be utilised to rejuvenate the West of Ireland and counties like Galway,” John Riordan, director of support Ireland at Shopify, said. IDA CEO Martin Shanahan said that over the past two years the company has “championed a truly transformative style of employment across the West of Ireland with all Irish staff working remotely from home. “

He added: “This IDA Ireland-supported investment is an important endorsement of the talent which is available right across the West of Ireland.”

Shopify Ireland has grown from a team of 50 to more than 150, the majority based across Co Galway. The company plans to hire the 100 new recruits over the next 12 months, with a start date as early as August 21.

Irish Independent

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