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Ebay hires on 450 in Ireland

While there’s been much talk of firings as of late, whether it’s HMV or Valve, one bright spot in the jobs market comes from auction site Ebay, that has hired 450 individuals in Ireland.

All of those taken on will be working at Ebay’s operation centre in Dundalk, County Louth and they bring the total number of workers employed by Ebay and its payment subsidiary Paypal, to 2,300 in Ireland alone. According to the BBC, this workforce expansion has been supported by the Irish government’s investment agency, IDA Ireland.

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The announcement for the hirings didn’t come from Ebay itself, but from Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny, who said: “The fact that global technology leaders like eBay and PayPal are expanding their operations here shows that we have the local talent pool, infrastructure and business environment to attract high quality investments.”

Ebay followed this up later with: “Ireland is a centre of excellence for our global customer experience function and the country provides a highly-skilled workforce for eBay with the required technical and language skills, an attractive research environment and proven track record on delivery.”

KitGuru Says: This certainly makes a change from the gloomy firings we’ve seen dominate headlines recently.

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