Online home furnishings retailer Wayfair is to create 200 new jobs in Galway as it marks the tenth anniversary of its European operations centre in the city.
Wayfair already employs more than 400 people at its 30,000 sq ft facility in the Mervue Business Park. It said it now intends to add both remote workers and office-based roles in Ireland as it looks to expand further in Europe.
Wayfair said its “virtual programme” provides employee flexibility while also allowing the company to expand its talent pool and optimise staffing.
“Over the past ten years, as we expanded our Galway workforce from a few employees to more than 400 today, the team has continuously delivered exceptional support for our customers in Europe. There is no doubt that the excellence of our Galway team has been a key driver in our tremendous business growth across the region,” said Liz Graham, vice president of sales and service at Wayfair.
“We are now delighted to further expand the team with the launch of a virtual workforce in Ireland that will enable us to tap into an even broader talent pool and provide new employment opportunities to a wider range of highly qualified candidates,” she added.
Wayfair, which was established in 2002, employs more than 9,700 people globally. Headquartered in Boston, with operations throughout North America and Europe, it generated $5.7 billion in net revenue in the 12 months ending June 30th, 2018.
The company, which listed in New York in late 2014, operates websites such as jossandmain.com, allmodern.com, dwellstudio.com and birchlane.com, offering more than 10 million products under its own brands.