Online home furnishings and décor retailer Wayfair plans to create 160 jobs in Galway, Ireland, as part of its expansion strategy.
With a current workforce of 200 people in Ireland, the announcement was made as the company opened a 30,000ft² European operations centre in Mervue Business Park.
New positions include roles in business account management, recruitment, customer service, supplier operations, finance, business analysts, inbound sales, training and IT services.
Wayfair sales and service vice-president, Liz Graham said: "A key pillar of Wayfair’s continued success is our promise to customers to consistently deliver excellent customer service."
"As European consumers become increasingly aware of Wayfair’s exceptional e-commerce experience for home furnishings, we are seeing tremendous business growth in the region.
"The expansion of our operations in Galway will enable us to support the company’s strong growth in Europe and ensure that we continue to deliver a world-class shopping experience as we redefine the way people shop for their homes."
Wayfair presently has a total workforce of 4,600 worldwide and customer service centres in Texas, Ireland, Massachusetts and Utah.
Image: Wayfair Expands European Operation Centre in Galway, Ireland. Photo: courtesy of Wayfair.