150 new jobs for eBay operations in Dublin

22 Mar 2010

Online auction giant eBay is to create 150 new jobs at its European CS Centre of Excellence in Blanchardstown, Dublin, in an investment supported by IDA Ireland.

“The decision to expand eBay Dublin is a reflection of our confidence in the standard of skilled workforce within the Irish market,” said Andrew Peas, site director for eBay Dublin.

“The roles created are in areas that will support the execution of our global and European strategy, which include positions for specialists with strong technical skills in business analytics, knowledge management, project management and account management. We are also keen to recruit multilingual customer service representatives.”

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eBay, which already employs more than 1,600 people at its Blanchardstown site together with PayPal, its online payment system, has created the new permanent positions in customer service, personal account management and process enhancement. People can apply to eBay directly through a website.

Welcoming the announcement, Taoiseach Brian Cowen TD, said: “I very much welcome the decision by eBay to create 150 new jobs in customer service at its European Centre of Excellence in Blanchardstown, Dublin.

“This builds on the already impressive presence both eBay and their partner operation PayPal have in Blanchardstown, where 1,600 jobs are already located.

“eBay is now a global brand name and we are delighted that our capital can provide the flexible and skilled workforce necessary to help this brand grow further in the period ahead,” Cowen said.

Jobs at PayPal

The news comes just months after PayPal revealed plans to create a further 100 jobs at its Centre of Excellence in Blanchardstown. The new roles are in addition to the 150 extra jobs announced at PayPal during 2009.

“The announcement of a further 150 jobs from a company of such high technological calibre as eBay demonstrates Ireland’s continued ability to provide a nurturing environment where leading-edge corporations can continue to expand,” Barry O’Leary, IDA CEO, explained.

“eBay’s Irish operation has gone from strength to strength since its establishment here in 2004 and on behalf of IDA Ireland I look forward to facilitating continued development at the Irish facility,” O’Leary added.

By John Kennedy

Photo: Taoiseach Brian Cowen (right) and site director for eBay Dublin Andrew Pease

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years