Shopify, a cloud-based, multi-channel retail platform designed for small and medium-sized businesses, is creating 100 new jobs in Galway with the help of IDA Ireland.
The roles will be in the area of support staff, and recruitment is expected to start next month.
Known as “Gurus” Shopify’s Irish support staff are all remote workers, meaning they can work wherever they want.
“We’ve seen the benefits of remote culture and how it can be utilised to rejuvenate the West of Ireland and counties like Galway,” John Riordan, director of support Ireland at Shopify, said.
One such “guru” is Caitriona Foley who runs an award-winning wedding planning business called True Romance Weddings, while raising a young family and working for Shopify as a customer success guru.
“Working at home for Shopify, allows me to meet new challenges every day, get more time with my son and avoid traffic jams while commuting,” Ms Foley said.
Welcoming the announcement, Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise and Innovation, Frances Fitzgerald TD said that she was “very impressed by Shopify’s innovative business model whereby the staff are not based in a central office but can work from home.”
The CEO of IDA Ireland, Martin Shanahan said that Shopify has championed a transformative style of employment across the west of Ireland with all Irish staff working remotely from home.
“This IDA Ireland supported investment is an important endorsement of the talent which is available right across the West Ireland,” Mr Shanahan said.
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