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Good news for Ireland this week as two leading tech companies have announced a total of 150 ecommerce and tech jobs.

Pitney Bowes, the American provider of global ecommerce solutions has announced that it plans to open a new Operations Centre in Dublin that will be the home of their new multi million three year project that will focus on developing the next generation ecommerce payments platform for global brands.

The new Operations Centre which is yet to be built will be made up of a Research and Design Centre as well as a Client Support Centre. These will create approximately 100 jobs that will be made up of a number of roles including ecommerce research and design, customer services and technical support. The global payment platform that will be developed is in response to the continuing increase of global ecommerce and will help merchants to reach consumers around the world and expand speedily into new and emerging markets.

Pitney Bowes’ investment in Dublin is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland. Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’Connor said, “I’m delighted that Pitney Bowes are opening a new Operations Centre which will create 100 new jobs and are investing in a high value strategic R&D project. We in Government are working to make Ireland an attractive destination for global technology companies such as Pitney Bowes. Our economy is an open and business friendly one with a minimum of administrative hurdles. We strive to ensure that we have the requisite skills available to meet the needs of industry and this is paying off. I wish Pitney Bowes every success with their Client Support Centre and their R&D project.”

Irish based travel technology provider OpenJaw has also announced this week that it will be creating at least 50 jobs in Ireland as part of its wider strategy to double its global workforce to over 450 people over the next three years. OpenJaw, which has its headquarters in Dublin and was established in 2002 is now owned by China’s Travelsky Technology who bought it for an undisclosed sum in 2016.

As a company, OpenJaw provides online ecommerce and retail solutions to over 40 of the world’s leading travel brands including British Airways, Avis, Iberia and Cathay Pacific. As well as its expansion in the Irish Republic, the company is also expanding in China, facilitated by its new Chinese owners.

“Our intention to expand our workforce globally is directly linked to the tremendous growth we are experiencing in Asia, especially in the domestic Chinese market,” said Kieron Branagan, OpenJaw chief executive.

The new jobs in Ireland will be in both Dublin and Galway and will cover a range of roles including software engineers and travel tech specialists.

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