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PayPal looking to hire Staff with Language Skills

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PayPal looking to hire Staff with Language Skills

Monday, March 30, 2015 

PayPal looking to hire Staff with Language Skills

Online payments company PayPal are encouraging people to use their language skills to build a career with them. 400 jobs were previously announced to come on stream with the company by 2018 and are concentrated mainly at the company’s European Operations Centre in Dundalk.

They are currently looking for those with fluency in a variety of languages including Polish, Spanish, and German to join their team. PayPal encourage those with the right language skills, excellent communication abilities and a passion for finding solutions and problem solving to get in touch with them.

Opportunities within the company span a number of areas including:

  • Customer solutions
  • Merchant sales
  • Financial operations
  • Risk operations

PayPal, part of the eBay group allows any business or individual with an email address to securely, conveniently and cost-effectively send and receive payments online. Founded in 1998 the company has 123 million customers in 103 markets.  

Current full time job vacancies at both their Dublin and Dundalk operations include:

  • Risk operations manager
  • French account manager
  • German customer solutions agent
  • Spanish job opportunities
  • Polish job opportunities
  • Telesales Specialist
  • Senior Telecom Engineer

To view a full listing click here.

Language skills have once again been highlighted as a deficit in the Irish workforce by government recently. The Department of Education and Skills is currently preparing a Foreign Languages in Education Strategy, which will provide a framework for the future development of Ireland’s overall level of proficiency in foreign languages. See here for more information.

The CareersPortal Team