eShopWorld to create 250 jobs in Dublin

As Kings Laundry announces 100 new positions in Cork...

Fast-rising Irish-owned tech company eShopWorld is set to create 250 new high-end jobs over the next three years.

The announcement comes as Richard Bruton, Minister for Education and Skills, cuts the ribbon on its global headquarters at Airside Business Park in Swords, County Dublin, today.

The jobs creation comes as part of a €25m investment in people, software development and R&D over the coming three years as it continues to grow and expand.

It will bring total employment at eShopWorld to almost 400 staff by 2019, inclusive of 80 new jobs created in 2016.

The company has already started recruiting to fill these full-time, highly-skilled roles, which are focused on technical development and R&D activity, and will allow it to further enhance and upscale its proprietary ecommerce solution. The majority of the roles will be based in Swords.

eShopWorld provides bespoke ecommerce solutions to some of the world’s most iconic clothing and sportswear brands.

Launched by Tommy Kelly (pictured) in 2010, the company has grown from a team of just six staff to 150 today, with a presence in Dublin, Newry, the US, Singapore and the Netherlands.

In 2016, it was named Ireland’s fastest-growing tech company in the Deloitte Fast 50 for the second year in a row, having quadrupled its revenues to €211m.

CEO Tommy Kelly stated:

“We are very pleased to be adding jobs and investment to fulfil demand from leading global brands. Premium brands see our technology platform as a key pillar for growth and establishing long term sustainable relationships with brand loyal customers. This is a really important investment for eShopWorld and one that will further our capability to optimise our technology, driving growth through existing and new revenue streams.”

Welcoming the announcement, Minister Bruton said:

“eShopWorld is a great model of what we are trying to achieve through our Action Plan for Jobs. Here is an innovative Irish company, established six years ago, which now employs 150 people and has a turnover of over €200million. Today’s announcement that eShopWorld are creating 250 jobs in Ireland is a great boost and a huge indication of what’s possible. I look forward to seeing further jobs created by high-growth companies like this in Ireland over the coming years.”

Cork jobs

Meanwhile, Kings Laundry has announced 100 new positions at its Cork facility.

There are also 80 seasonal positions available in Cork and Dublin for the coming summer.

The company is Ireland's leading supplier of linen and laundry services to the hospitality sector, with the new permanent positions bringing its total workforce to over 550.