450 eBay jobs to come on stream in Dundalk

450 new jobs are on the way at online retailer eBay in Dundalk.

The jobs are in customer services, sales and compliance and are part of the the shared operations of the company with PayPal.

The announcement is being made by the Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Jobs Minister Richard Bruton in Dublin this morning in conjunction with IDA Ireland.

Growing Irish operations

The jobs are on top of 1,000 jobs announced at PayPal last year which were also based in Dundalk.

The new Dundalk Operations Centre opened in July last year and is eBay's 3rd site in Ireland.

eBay is billed as 'the world's online marketplace', enabling local, national and international trade.

Millions of items are traded each day across the firms international websites.

eBay has a global presence in 37 markets, including the United States.

it first established in Ireland in 2003 and currently employs 2,300 people across its eBay and PayPal facilities in Blanchardstown and Dundalk.

The compnay says that hiring starts immediately, and that those interested can find more information on the eBay website.