PayPal creates a further 100 jobs in Dublin centre


12 Oct 2009

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PayPal has announced the creation of 100 new jobs in customer service and operations at its European Centre of Excellence in Blanchardstown in Dublin.

The permanent positions are in customer service and operations for individuals fluent in English and a second European language.

Paypal already employs more than 950 people at its Blanchardstown site.

The announcement comes just six months after the official launch of PayPal’s European Centre of Excellence by Taoiseach Brian Cowen TD in March, which was supported by IDA Ireland.

PayPal investment

At the grand opening, PayPal announced an investment of €15 million to support the development of the company’s Dublin offices into a European Centre of Excellence. 

“We have a fantastic team here in Dublin made up of highly motivated individuals who put our customers at the centre of everything we do,” said Uwe Heddendorp, vice-president of PayPal European Operations. 

“We are delighted to expand our workforce here and to continue to support our growing European business.” 

“I welcome PayPal’s announcement of 100 new jobs in customer service and operations at its European Centre of Excellence in Blanchardstown, Dublin,” the Taoiseach said. 

PayPal market opportunities

He commented that when he opened the company’s new offices last March, he encouraged PayPal to seize market opportunities and to widen its horizons: “PayPal has done just that. This job announcement represents a major vote of confidence in Ireland as a location for investment,” he said.

PayPal’s European operation centre opened in Dublin in 2003, employing 25 staff. Since then, the number of employees has increased to more than 950. The Dublin centre manages all direct customer contact for PayPal’s businesses across Europe. 

Over the next three years, PayPal expects more than half of its growth from outside the US. About 45pc of PayPal’s revenue comes from its international business, with most of this revenue coming from PayPal’s European markets.

More information about PayPal’s new Dublin positions can found at www.paypaljobsireland.com.

Article courtesy of businessandleadership.com

Photo: Taoiseach Brian Cowen TD opens PayPal’s European Centre of Excellence in March.