Gilt opens customer support centre in Limerick, to create 30 extra jobs


7 Oct 2011

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Members-only online shopping site Gilt has officially opened an international customer support and shared services centre in Limerick, which will add another 30 new jobs by December.

The centre is in Hamilton House in the National Technology Park and already employs 30 people. It expects to double this workforce in the city by the end of the year.

Gilt offers members special access to products, such as designer labels, culinary offerings, travel and home decor at up to 60pc discounts.

It’s seeking multilingual customer service agents and finance staff.

“This is a very significant milestone in our company’s short history,” said Kevin Ryan, CEO of Gilt.

“Since our establishment in 2007, Gilt has experienced phenomenal growth built on a dedication to innovation, a daily selection of curated products and services, and customer service unrivalled by any other online shopping destination. 

“Limerick and Ireland will play a very important role in ensuring that we maintain this leadership position,” said Ryan.

“A key part of our recovery will be continuing to encourage world-leading internet companies to locate major operations in Ireland, and in the past few weeks we have had some major successes in this,” said Richard Bruton, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation.

“Today’s official opening of an international centre in Limerick by Gilt, a high-growth company led by people with major internet successes behind them, is another major step in this process. I am determined to do everything possible to continue our success in this area to help get growth and jobs in the economy again,” Bruton said.