E-commerce firm Shopify to create 100 Galway jobs

Its Irish support staff are all remote workers

E-commerce firm Shopify to create 100 Galway jobs

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A Canadian e-commerce company is to create 100 new jobs in Galway.

The support staff roles in Shopify are being brought in with the help of IDA Ireland

The firm, designed for small and medium-sized businesses, came to Galway two years ago to establish a support team in Ireland.

Shopify says its Irish support staff are all remote workers, meaning they can work wherever they want.

Welcoming the announcement, Tánaiste and Enterprise Minister Frances Fitzgerald said: "I'm very impressed by Shopify's innovative business model whereby the staff are not based in a central office but can work from home and it is great news that they are creating 100 new jobs.

"This is a really exciting, innovative, company, which is paving the way for more flexible and family friendly forms of working.

"Their rapid growth in Ireland is a true vote of confidence in what Ireland has to offer cutting edge companies."

CEO of IDA Ireland, Martin Shanahan added: "Over the last two years Shopify has championed a truly transformative style of employment across the west of Ireland with all Irish staff working remotely from home.

"I am delighted that this platform has proven to be such a huge success and is reinvesting in its Irish operations.

Shopify Ireland has grown from a team of of 50 to more than 150, the majority based remotely across Galway county.

The company now plans to hire up to 100 people in the next 12 months, with a start date as early as August 2017.

For more information, people can get in contact with Shopify Ireland here recruitment_ireland@shopify.com