Posted August 11th, 2011
Online payments firm PayPal will create 200 new jobs in its European headquarters in Blanchardstown, Dublin. The firm opened its first office in Ireland in 2003. It has seen a dramatic increase in staff members since that time, expanding from 25 people to 1,350.
The Blanchardstown facility, opened after a Eur15m IDA investment in 2009, will make new jobs available in the areas of customer service, risk operations, financial operations, sales and account management. Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton welcomed the announcement.
“If Ireland is to get out of this crisis and get jobs growing again, we must build determinedly on our existing strengths as an economy,” he said. “One key aspect of this is our base of world-leading internet companies who have established major operations here.