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Shopify creates 100 new jobs

Friday, 14th July, 2017 9:10am
Galway-based commerce platform Shopify is to create 100 new jobs.

Known as Gurus, Shopify’s Irish support staff are all remote workers, meaning they can work wherever they want.

Welcoming the announcement, Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise and Innovation, Frances Fitzgerald TD 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."

“We've seen the benefits of remote culture and how it can be utilised to rejuvenate the west of Ireland and counties like Galway," said John Riordan, Director of Support, Ireland at Shopify.

CEO of IDA Ireland, Martin Shanahan said, "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. This IDA Ireland supported investment is an important endorsement of the talent which is available right across the West Ireland.”

Shopify Ireland has grown from a team of 50 to more than 150, the majority based remotely across Galway. The company now plans to hire up to 100 people in the next 12 months, with a start date as early as 21 August 2017.

Shopify is currently hiring and looking for people interested in supporting business development, commerce and entrepreneurship. To learn more, contact recruitment_ireland@shopify.com

 

 

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