'Excellence' of Galway staff leads Wayfair to announce 200 new jobs

"A boost not only for Galway but for the West and the Atlantic Economic Corridor" says Minister Seán Kyne

Wayfair, one of the world’s largest online destinations for the home, yesterday (Wednesday ) marked the 10th anniversary of its multi-lingual European Operations Centre in Galway, Ireland with the announcement of plans to expand its workforce across the country.

Through the launch of a virtual workforce to include more than 200 new jobs, Wayfair is reinforcing its longstanding commitment to the region. The company plans to add both virtual and office-based roles in Ireland as it scales its team to keep pace with the rapid growth of its e-commerce business in Europe.

Attributing its growth in Europe to the exccellence of its Galway team, they ahve stated that their ewxpansion will allow them to delve further into th etalent pool that exists in the region.

“Wayfair’s success is deeply rooted in our commitment to creating an exceptional experience for our customers,” said Liz Graham, vice president of sales and service, Wayfair. “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. 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.”

With the launch of its new virtual workforce in Ireland, Wayfair is committed to creating a best-in-class virtual employee experience. To do so, the company has instituted a dedicated virtual leadership team and developed trainings and career development programs to ensure employees are equipped with tools to succeed. Focused on attracting and retaining top talent, the virtual program provides employee flexibility while also allowing the company to expand its talent pool and optimize staffing. These growth efforts are greatly supported by the Irish government through IDA Ireland.

“The expansion by Wayfair in Galway reflects the wealth of skills, including language and ICT, in the West of Ireland,” said Seán Kyne, Minister of State. “That companies like Wayfair have chosen Galway as a hub for their European operations is a boost not only for Galway but for the West and the Atlantic Economic Corridor. The launch too of a virtual workforce at Wayfair will ensure the benefits will be felt across the country with team members working in their communities," he said.

Martin Shanahan, CEO of IDA Ireland. said yesterday that as aa global leader in e-commerce, Wayfair’s customer-centric culture has created a compelling business environment which continues to attract top talent. "Our ability to support the expansion of major companies like Wayfair illustrates how regions can provide businesses with the relevant expertise required for such operations.”

Wayfair offers full-time positions with a wide range of benefits including equity, bonuses, tuition reimbursement, medical insurance, tax saver commuter benefits and discounts on employee purchases. The positions being announced includes roles in customer service, inbound sales, finance, supplier operations, business analysts, recruitment and training. For more information on hiring and career opportunities in Galway, visit www.wayfair.co.uk/careers



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