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PayPal Announce 100 New Jobs

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PayPal Announce 100 New Jobs

Thursday, March 03, 2016 

PayPal Announce 100 New Jobs

PayPal has today announced the creation of 100 new jobs at its Global Operations Centre for Europe, the Middle East and Africa in Ballycoolin, Dublin.

The positions will be filled by mid-April and will contribute to bringing the number employed by the company in Ireland to 3,000 by 2018. The 100 new roles are for English-speakers. 

Over the next two months, PayPal will recruit for:

  • Team leader positions
  • Customer support roles
  • Risk operations
  • Customer service

Louise Phelan, Vice President of Global Operations for Europe, Middle East and Africa for PayPal said: “I am thrilled to announce PayPal’s further investment in Ireland and its talent base today. This announcement is a strong endorsement of the quality of teammates we find here in Ireland.

“Right now, we are looking for customer service professionals with fluency in English. The successful candidates will be responsible for assisting our customers and resolving their queries.

Foreign Language Positions

In addition to these 100 jobs PayPal also has a number of foreign language roles currently open to interested applicants.

The positions offer options to work evening shifts or night shifts and are open to candidates with varied work experience and qualifications.

Career opportunities for those on the live register 

“Career opportunities at our diverse and multicultural offices in Ireland have never been better. We are particularly proud of the fact that many of the roles we create are suitable for unemployed people who we recruit from the live register.

Our new teammates will join colleagues representing 40 nations and will be eligible for fantastic career, personal development and training opportunities.

“Our PayPal teammates are changing the way people pay and get paid. They are working at the cutting edge and innovating constantly.”

Those interested in a career with PayPal can apply here.  

Read: IDA Ireland Press Release

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