Saturday 18 November 2017

Tech company eShopWorld to hire 250 new staff

Tommy Kelly, Founder and CEO of eShopWorld
Tommy Kelly, Founder and CEO of eShopWorld
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Tech company eShopWorld today announced it will create up to 250 new jobs over the next three years.

Today’s jobs announcement is part of a €25m investment that eShopWorld will make in people, software development and R&D over the coming three years as it continues to grow and expand at its global headquarters at Airside Business Park in Swords, Co Dublin.

It will bring total employment at eShopWorld to almost 400 staff by 2019, inclusive of 80 new jobs created in 2016.

eShopWorld is one of the world’s leading ecommerce enabling companies. It provides bespoke ecommerce solutions to enable some of the world’s most iconic clothing and sportswear brands to grow internationally.

eShopWorld was launched in Dublin in 2010 by founder and CEO, Tommy Kelly. It has grown from a team of just six staff to 150 today with a presence in Dublin, Newry, the US, Singapore and the Netherlands. 

In 2016 it was named Ireland’s fastest growing tech company in the Deloitte Fast 50 (for the second year in a row) having quadrupled its revenues to €211m since 2015.

Commenting on the announcement, eShopWorld CEO Tommy Kelly said;

“We are very pleased to be adding jobs and investment to fulfil demand from leading global brands. Premium brands see our technology platform as a key pillar for growth and establishing long term sustainable relationships with brand loyal customers. "

Welcoming the announcement, Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton said:

“eShopWorld is a great model of what we are trying to achieve through our Action Plan for Jobs. Here is an innovative Irish company, established 6 years ago, which now employs 150 people and has a turnover of over €200million.

"Today’s announcement that eShopWorld are creating 250 jobs in Ireland is a great boost and a huge indication of what’s possible. I look forward to seeing further jobs created by high-growth companies like this in Ireland over the coming years.”

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