PayPal set to create 100 jobs

GLOBAL online payments company PayPal has announced the creation of 100 jobs at its European centre in Dublin.

PayPal, which already employs 950 people at its Blanchardstown site, said the positions are permanent and are in customer service and operations. They are looking for people fluent in English and a second European language.

The announcement comes just six months after the official launch of PayPal’s European Centre of Excellence by Taoiseach Brian Cowen in March. At that point PayPal announced an investment of €15 million to support the development of the company’s Dublin offices into a European centre of excellence.

“We have a fantastic team here in Dublin made up of highly motivated individuals who put our customers at the centre of everything we do,” said Uwe Heddendorp, vice president PayPal European operations. “We are delighted to expand our workforce here and to continue to support our growing European business.”

PayPal allows users to pay and get paid online without sharing financial information. It has more than 75 million active accounts in 190 markets and 19 currencies around the world. It is an eBay company.

Meanwhile, the new Irish headquarters of Quest Diagnostics Ireland were officially opened by the Minister of State at the Department of Health and Children, Barry Andrews.

The operation, which provides diagnostic testing, information and services, will initially employ more than 20 people at the new headquarters at Hibernian House in Dublin.

Quest Diagnostics provides cytology laboratory services to CervicalCheck, the nationwide cervical cancer screening programme, on behalf of the National Cancer Screening Service (NCSS).

Approximately 1,000 samples per day are examined and the results returned within 10 days.

Robert Quinn, director of Quest Diagnostics Ireland, said the opening was further confirmation of the company’s long-term commitment to Ireland and Europe.

Tesco yesterday announced the creation of 50 jobs as a result of the opening of a new replacement store in Ballinasloe, Co Galway. The move will bring the total number of people employed by Tesco in the town to 120.

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