It is ten years since eBay opened its first customer service centre in Ireland.
Since then the company, and its subsidiary PayPal, have grown steadily in tandem with the global growth of ecommerce.
The two businesses currently employ nearly 2,500 people in Ireland.
Since then the companies have filled nearly a third of the vacancies, with the remainder to be in place by 2015.
The jobs are in areas such as customer support, operations, finance, sales and compliance. Many require proficiency in foreign languages.
The President of Paypal this morning said the broad set of skills available among Irish workers makes Ireland a very attractive place to do business.
David Marcus said 80% of PayPal’s staff are Irish.
The remaining 20% are employed from all over Europe for their language skills. RTE News