EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Ireland
Region: Dublin; Southern and Eastern
Location of affected unit(s): Dublin


Sector: Retail
Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
47 - Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles
Number Employed: 1350

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 08-08-2011
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 09-08-2011
Planned Job Creation: 200

Additional Information

Global online payments firm PayPal is to create a further 200 jobs at its European headquarters in Blanchardstown, Dublin. PayPal, which allows customers to send money online without sharing financial information, opened its first office Dublin in 2003. Staff numbers have since increased from 25 to more than 1,350, on the back of successive expansions.

The latest new roles, announced in early August 2011, include customer service, risk operations, financial operations, sales and account management for individuals fluent in English and a second European language.