Some 30 new jobs are to be created in Ireland as part of a €2m expansion by computer store chain PC World, siliconrepublic.com has learned. The company is understood to be opening a new store in Galway city.
The new Wellpark Retail Park in Galway is the chosen location for the new PC World store and it is believed that the store is targeted to open in December in time for the Christmas sales – traditionally the peak shopping time for computer products.
PC World, owned by electronics retail giant Dixons, already has a number of existing stores in the Republic and total group sales in Ireland in the 18 weeks leading up to 4 September were up 8pc on the same period last year.
It is understood that the company was encouraged to add Galway to its 1,400-strong European retail network by accelerating demand by Irish consumers for computer products.
The new store will carry over 5,000 computer related product lines, including laptops, PCs, printers, digital cameras, games consoles and software.
By John Kennedy