PAYPAL, the US electronic payments company owned by eBay, is expected to announce up to 1,000 new call centre jobs within the next fortnight.
PayPal will be looking for call centre workers with English and other languages to help customers with accounts, to check documentation from retailers from around the world who want to open accounts and to review transactions for suspicious activity.
The company already has call centres in the Philippines and Salt Lake City, Utah, in the United States.
It was not clear yesterday where the Irish jobs will be created, although it is unlikely to be close to PayPal’s headquarters in Dublin.
Reports said last year that PayPal was planning to open a call centre in either Dundalk or Limerick. The company was also reported to have rejected an empty building in Navan because of fears of a skills shortage in the area. San Francisco-based PayPal already employs 1,500 people at its European headquarters in Blanchardstown in Dublin.