Ebay is to create 450 jobs in Dundalk

Ami Connolly

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Ami Connolly

It is a great day for Dundalk as online marketplace Ebay announces it is to create 450 jobs at a new operations centre in Dundalk.

It is a great day for Dundalk as online marketplace Ebay announces it is to create 450 jobs at a new operations centre in Dundalk.

It is a great day for Dundalk as online marketplace Ebay announces it is to create 450 jobs at a new operations centre in Dundalk.

Fine Gael TD for Louth, Peter Fitzpatrick, has welcomed the announcement which was made today (Thursday February 14) by An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny and the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Mr Richard Bruton.

“This is a great day for Dundalk. Not only will the creation of 450 jobs at eBay give the town and county a great boost, it once again demonstrates how highly foreign investors view the skilled workforce Louth has to offer.

“Today’s announcement will not only provide much-needed jobs in Louth, but it will also have a knock-on effect on the local community and businesses as the level of disposable income increases in the county.

“I am very proud of the people of Louth who have weathered the extremely challenging times over the last few years with grace.

“In the last year alone, over 1,700 jobs have been announced in Louth and I am committed to working with Minister Bruton to ensure that this upward trend continues.”

Senator Mary Moran also welcomed the announcement.

“The employment news for Dundalk has been really excellent in the last few months. Following on the 1000 jobs announced by PayPal in 2012 these 450 new positions at the same site in Dundalk will give a huge boost to the local economy. Every new job created has a spin off in supply companies, retail and services and this is very positive for Dundalk.”

“The fact that these two global companies have chosen Dundalk to expand their operations shows that we have the infrastructure, the business supports and of course a highly skilled workforce in place.

The 450 jobs in Dundalk will be in the area of customer support, sales and compliance.

Anyone interested in applying for a position should go to the website www.ebaycareers.com

eBay first established in Ireland in 2003 and currently employs 2,300 people across it’s eBay and PayPal facilities in Blanchardstown and Dundalk.

The new expansion is being supported by IDA Ireland and the new positions will support Ebay’s growing European customer base for Ebay Marketplaces and PayPal.