PayPal has announced 100 new English-speaking roles at its Global Operations Centre for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) in Ballycoolin, Dublin.
This announcement goes a long way to the company’s aim of an Irish workforce of 3,000 by 2018 and the roles are available immediately and all positions will be filled by mid-April 2016.
Minister for Jobs Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton said: “This is a very welcome announcement by PayPal and follows on from a series of hugely significant announcements for west Dublin and Dundalk. Every job created in a multinational company like PayPal supports huge knock-on employment in the local area through supply and service companies. I wish Louise Phelan and all the team every success with this project.”
Martin Shanahan, CEO, IDA Ireland, added: “PayPal’s operation in Ireland is a real success story. With the support of IDA Ireland, the company set up with just 25 people in 2003 in Ballycoolin, Dublin. PayPal is now bi-located in Dublin and Dundalk and employs 2,400. PayPal’s continued job creation and investment in Ireland is yet another endorsement from one of the world’s leading online companies, and builds on Ireland’s reputation as the internet capital of Europe. IDA Ireland is determined to win more investment in this sector.”
Founded in 1998, PayPal is at the forefront of the digital payments revolution.
With 179 million active customer accounts, PayPal allows customers to get paid in more than 100 currencies, withdraw funds to their bank accounts in 57 currencies and hold balances in 26 currencies.
In 2015, 28% of the 4.9 billion payments PayPal processed were made on a mobile device.