eBay and IDA in remote working drive in Ireland’s north east

E-commerce giant eBay has joined forces with IDA Ireland to promote remote working with competitive salaries and benefits in the north east region.

The global market site has partnered with IDA Ireland to bring further employment to the region and will visit the Cavan Digital Hub on 4 September 4 for an information roadshow.

The eBay@Home roadshow will provide an opportunity for interested applicants in Cavan and the surrounding counties to find out more about working remotely for eBay as part of the company’s dedicated customer support team for UK and Irish sellers and buyers.

“Remote working initiatives increase the talent pool for client companies while creating career opportunities for people living in the regions”

“We are inviting anyone in the region who is interested in working for an innovative market leader like eBay to come and join us at the roadshow and explore the exciting opportunities that await. Given the advances in technology, location should not restrict career opportunities. Our eBay@Home programme launched in Ireland in 2017 and now has over a hundred teammates located nationwide.

“With the outstanding support of the IDA, we are excited to expand the eBay@Home programme over the coming months and see regions outside Dublin as key to growing our talent pool. The availability of a skilled workforce and direct access to required services and infrastructure make the North East the ideal location for our recruitment drive.”

eBay customer service employees are offered a very attractive employment package with a basic salary of €28,500 as well as quarterly bonuses for reaching key targets. Other benefits include working from home, health care, educational assistance, pension, life assurance, sabbatical leave, and employee discounts.

The flexible future  of work

Those attending the roadshow will learn more about the company’s recruitment process and will have the opportunity to talk to eBay customer service employees about the day-to-day role and its benefits.

Remote working is a growing trend among multinationals operating in Ireland with companies like Shopify in Galway and GrandPad in Wexford establishing operations with flexible working at their core.

Denis Curran, head of Regional Development at IDA Ireland said that many of the agency’s FDI client base are implementing new and innovative approaches to scaling their operations by accessing talent and skills across all of Ireland’s regions.

“Remote working initiatives increase the talent pool for client companies while creating career opportunities for people living in the regions. We are delighted to be partnering with eBay on their @Home working programme. eBay has created over 100 jobs throughout Ireland’s regions via the programme and we wish eBay every success for their next phase of recruitment,” Curran explained.

eBay image: Daniel Krason/Shutterstock 

Written by John Kennedy (john.kennedy3@boi.com)

Published: 28 August, 2019