Wayfair, the online homewares retailer, is to create 160 new jobs for Galway. That’s good news for Galway, and good news for anyone attending Jobs Expo in Cork, as the company will be recruiting during the event.
Wayfair currently employs 200 people in Ireland, and the announcement is a major expansion of their Irish operations. Liz Graham, vice-president of sales and services, said that increasing their Galway base was necessary to keep pace with the company’s growing business.
“Our existing Galway team has been instrumental in providing Wayfair customers with an outstanding shopping experience. We are delighted to expand that team with more top-notch professionals in the area as we scale our operations to keep pace with rapid growth of our business,” she said.
The company is looking to fill a variety of roles including positions in customer service, inbound sales, business account management, finance, supplier operations, business analysts, recruitment, training and IT services.
Wayfair is one of the largest online retailers specialising in home furnishings and décor. The company was founded in Boston in 2002 and has grown exponentially over the past fourteen years and now offers more than 7 million items from 7,000 suppliers to help customers find the perfect product at the right price.
Wayfair was named one of America’s Most Promising Companies by Forbes magazine and selected by the Boston Business Journal as a Top Company to Work For. They are headquartered in Boston, and have operations in Galway, London and Berlin as well as in Sydney in Australia. Wayfair generated $2.25 billion in net revenues for full-year 2015 and $747.3 million in net revenues for the first quarter of this year.