PayPal, the world’s most well-known online payments company, has announced the creation of 400 new jobs at its European Operations Centre in Dundalk.
The new positions – which include customer solutions, risk operations, telesales and merchant service – will supplement the 1000 jobs that the company announced back in 2012.
Since it was founded in 1998, PayPal has grown its account members to over 45 million worldwide. It currently employs 2,169 people in Ireland, and estimates that this number will increase to around 2,900 by 2018.
‘This is great news for Dundalk and the North East region’, said Louise Phelan, vice president of global operations for EMEA for PayPal. ‘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.’