PayPal and health firm create 300 jobs
THE economy was given a welcome boost yesterday with the announcement of 300 new jobs in Dublin and Cork.
Online payment company PayPal, which currently employs 1,350 staff at its Blanchardstown site in Dublin, is to create a further 200 new posts.
The new jobs will be in customer service, risk operations, financial operations, sales and account management.
The company is seeking individuals who are fluent in English and a second European language.
A senior director of PayPal's European operations, Louise Phelan, said Ireland had provided a successful workforce for the company since 2003.
She said there had already been huge interest in applications and that the jobs were not aimed at any particular age group.
"There are a lot of skilled workers in Ireland that are looking for work. We are all moving into a new territory and we are prepared to train anyone we employ," added Ms Phelan.
There was also good news for Cork. Mowlam Healthcare is recruiting 100 staff for its new community-nursing complex in Ballincollig. The jobs will be coming on stream by early 2012.
The 100-bed facility will be opened by the Limerick-based firm within the next four months. Mowlam Healthcare was recently appointed to operate the centre, on which construction work began over two years ago.
The bulk of the jobs will be for healthcare professionals but positions will also be available for catering staff, administrative workers and general assistants.
The new complex comprises two premises, with 50 hi-tech care beds in each.
The centre will offer state-of-the-art rehabilitation, respite, long-term care and therapeutic services for patients.
It is hoped that it will also ease pressure on major acute hospitals in the Cork region.