Internet firm eBay has today announced the creation of 150 additional jobs at its European headquarters in Dublin.

The jobs expansion at the company’s European Centre of Excellence in Blanchardstown is supported by the Irish Government with the aid of IDA Ireland.

The new permanent positions have been created in customer service, personal account management and process enhancement.  People can apply to eBay directly for the positions by doing Google searches for “ebay jobs in ireland” as the website created for this purpose is currently unavailable.

eBay, together with its online payment company PayPal, already employs over 1,600 people at its Blanchardstown site.

Dublin helping eBay grow
The Taoiseach Brian Cowen welcomed the creation of the new jobs: “This builds on the already impressive presence both eBay and their partner operation PayPal have in Blanchardstown, where 1,600 jobs are already located.  eBay is now a global brand name and we are delighted that our capital can provide the flexible and skilled workforce necessary to help this brand grow further in the period ahead.”

According to Andrew Pease, Site Director for eBay Dublin, the company’s decision to expand eBay Dublin is a reflection of its confidence in the standard of skilled workforce within the Irish market.

“The roles created are in areas that will support the execution of our global and European strategy, which include positions for specialists with strong technical skills in business analytics, knowledge management, project management and account management. We are also keen to recruit multi-lingual customer service representatives,” he added.

IDA Ireland CEO Barry O’ Leary also welcomed the announcement: “The announcement of a further 150 jobs from a company of such high technological calibre as eBay demonstrates Ireland’s continued ability to provide a nurturing environment where leading-edge corporations can continue to expand.

“Ebay’s Irish operation has gone from strength to strength since its establishment here in 2004 and on behalf of IDA Ireland I look to facilitating continued development at the Irish facility,” he added.

Pictured: Taoiseach Brian Cowen and Site Director for eBay Dublin Andrew Pease