400 Paypal jobs announced as Louth Online Payments Hub grows

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An Taoiseach Enda Kenny, Minister Brendan Howlin along with Louise Phelan, PayPal’s vice-president of operations for EMEA today announced 400 new jobs at Paypal Dundalk bringing the total workforce employed to 1400.

These jobs will be based at the company’s European Operations Centre and are in addition to the 1,000 PayPal positions announced in 2012.

The jobs created include roles in the areas of customer solutions, risk operations, merchant services, telesales and operational excellence. These roles are primarily English speaking and PayPal also has a number of other language opportunities.

This will bring the combined PayPal and eBay employee numbers in Dundalk to 1,850 by 2018. The investment is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland.

The 400 jobs announced today will be filled by 2018, bringing PayPal’s total Irish workforce to 2,900.

Louise Phelan, Vice President of Global Operations for Europe, Middle East and Africa for PayPal said:

“This is great news for Dundalk and the North East region. Dundalk is a very important site in our global operations for supporting our customers.

“We are already ahead of schedule in recruiting our first 1,000 teammates, thanks to our continued expansion, together with the high-calibre people we have already employed.

“We have been delighted to be able to make a very positive impact on the lives of so many people in the area, both through our community activities and by virtue of the jobs we create, which have taken so many unemployed people off the local live register.

“In addition, we know that almost 1,000 indirect ‘spin-off’ jobs in other local businesses will be created as a result of PayPal’s investment in Dundalk.”

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD was also delighted to announce the new jobs.

“The Government was delighted to support the creation of 400 new jobs in Dundalk which will provide new opportunities for people right across the North East.

“This PayPal announcement further enhances Ireland’s reputation as a prime location for global businesses and is a tribute to our talented and flexible workforce.”

Fine Gael TD for Louth, Peter Fitzpatrick says the new jobs are a great boost for Dundalk.

“400 new jobs is a great boost for Dundalk. The arrival of PayPal and eBay in the town have provided major employment and excellent opportunities for the people of the area. These jobs will be based at the eBay Inc. European Operations Centre in Dundalk and are in addition to the 1,000 Pay Pal positions announced in 2012.

“By 2018, 1,850 people will be employed by PayPal and eBay in Dundalk. The continued investment by these world leading companies is a huge vote of confidence in the work being done by the current employees, it highlights the top-quality skills base available in Dundalk and it emphasizes Dundalk’s attraction as a major business hub.

“It is estimated that employment in PayPal and eBay will result in 994 indirect ‘spin-off’ jobs; shops, restaurants, banks, coffee shops all benefit from people working in the town. More jobs in PayPal is not just good news for people in the company and for prospective employees, it is good news for everyone in Dundalk.

“In recent years unemployment has been a major problem, investment by PayPal and eBay has been hugely important in the economic recovery, in rejuvenating Dundalk and the wider catchment area. Creating jobs across the regions is a key focus in the Action Plan for Jobs, and it is very encouraging to see world leader’s invest in Louth.

Anyone interested in a career with PayPal should apply at www.paypaljobsireland.com.


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