PayPal creates 400 additional jobs in Dundalk

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Image caption Ebay, which owns PayPal, began operating in Ireland in 2003

Online payments company PayPal is creating 400 jobs over the next four years at its European operations centre in Dundalk, County Louth.

The positions will be in telesales, merchant services, cost solutions and risk operations.

The roles are due to be in place by 2018, bringing PayPal's total Irish workforce to 2,900 by 2018.

The Dundalk operations centre opened in 2012 and, at the time, it said it would create 1,000 jobs within four years.

It is understood that Wednesday's announcement is for additional jobs at the United States company in Louth.

Ebay, which owns PayPal, began operating in Ireland in 2003.

The Dundalk branch provides customer support for operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

The company said its growth in Ireland has been fuelled by the increasing number of businesses and consumers who choose PayPal to trade and shop online.

Louise Phelan, vice-president of global operations for Europe, Middle East and Africa, said: "Dundalk is a very important site in our global operations for supporting our customers.

"We are already ahead of schedule in recruiting our first 1,000 teammates, thanks to our continued expansion, together with the high-calibre people we have already employed."

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