It was announced today that global company Shopify will be creating 100 jobs in Galway.
The cloud-based, multi-channel commerce platform designed for small and medium-sized businesses came to Galway two years ago to establish a strong and robust support team in Ireland. Known as “Gurus,” Shopify’s Irish support staff are all remote workers, meaning they can work wherever they want.
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 21, 2017.
The company is currently hiring and looking for people interested in supporting business development, commerce and entrepreneurship.
Welcoming today's 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."