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PayPal Create 200 New Jobs

Global online payments company PayPal has announced the creation of a further 200 new jobs in customer service and operations at its European Centre of Excellence in Blanchardstown, Dublin. The new roles are in addition to the 350 extra jobs created since 2009. The new roles will support PayPal's fast growing European business which contributed to PayPal achieving its first ever $1 billion revenue quarter in Q2 2011.

PayPal currently employs more than 1,350 people at its Blanchardstown site. This announcement offers further opportunities for permanent positions in customer service, risk operations, financial operations, sales and account management for individuals fluent in English and a second European language.

The American Chamber of Commerce Ireland has welcomed this announcement by the PayPal that it is to further expand its Dublin operation.Speaking on the announcement American Chamber Chief Executive Joanne Richardson said "PayPal have been consistently expanding their Irish operations since 2009, and it extremely welcome that they have created a further 200 jobs for Ireland. This high calibre investment is a welcome endorsement in Ireland as a location for Foreign Direct Investment. As Ireland continues to grow its reputation as a global hub for internet services businesses it is extremely positive to see PayPal expand experience such success here.

"This year has continued the positive trends of recent years. Last year US companies accounted for 74% of the 11,000 new jobs secured by IDA Ireland," stated Richardson. "The 600 US companies here continue to play a vital role in Ireland's economy, employing 100,000 directly, and exporting in excess of €19 billion."