Online payments company PayPal will create an additional 200 jobs in customer service and operations for its European base in Blanchardstown, Dublin, after creating 150 jobs earlier this year.
The jobs will offer permanent positions in customer service, risk operations, financial operations, sales and account management for those fluent in English and a second European language.
PayPal has already created 350 jobs in Dublin since 2009. It employs more than 1,350 at its Blanchardstown site, growing from just 25 in 2003.
“I am proud to announce these 200 new positions for PayPal’s Centre of Excellence in Dublin,” said Louise Phelan, VP for Global Customer Services & EMEA Merchant Services at PayPal’s European Operations.
“PayPal has grown substantially in Ireland since it began here in 2003 and this is the second new jobs announcement we’ve had this year alone.
“This announcement is a testament to the excellent work and commitment of our current employees. We have gone from strength to strength since the official opening of our Centre of Excellence here in Blanchardstown two years ago. I would also like to thank the IDA for their continued support,” said Phelan.
PayPal’s Blanchardstown site manages all direct customer contact for the company across Europe. In 2009, PayPal announced a €15m investment to support the development of its European Centre of Excellence in Blanchardstown.
“If Ireland is to get out of this crisis and get jobs growing again, we must build determinedly on our existing strengths as an economy,” said Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton.
“One key aspect of this is our base of world-leading internet companies who have established major operations here. My plan to get people back to work includes relentlessly building on this success in order to ensure the maximum job-creation benefit to our economy.
“PayPal, an industry-leading company which will soon employ well over 1,550 people in Dublin, represents a prime example. I am determined that Government will do everything possible to ensure that today’s very welcome announcement can be replicated right across the country in the coming years,” he said.