Canadian e-commerce firm Shopify to create 50 Irish jobs
Canadian e-commerce firm Shopify is to hire up to 50 people at its new operations in Galway by early 2016.
Shopify is a cloud-based commerce platform designed for small and medium-sized businesses to design, set up and manage their stores across multiple sales channels.
It is starting to hire the company’s customer support agents, to work remotely in the Galway region.
The company says that the new operations will allow it to better serve their international merchants across any time zone. Headquartered in Canada, Shopify has over 600 employees and currently powers more than 165,000 stores in approximately 150 countries.
Roy Sunstrum, Shopify’s Director of Customer Support said: “By hiring in Ireland, we can ensure that merchants around the globe, in any time zone, will have access to one-on-one support from one of our commerce experts. Ireland has become a major tech hub and the level of talent is what really drew us to the region.”
Minister Bruton said: “We have specifically targeted online industries as part of our Action Plan for Jobs, and over the past four years we have seen major growth in this area. We can now justifiably call Ireland the internet capital of Europe.
Today’s announcement that Shopify is opening operations in Galway and looking to hire up to 50 positions by 2016 is a great boost for the West.