Great news for Sligo this morning as US technology firm Overstock is to create 100 new R&D jobs at its facility in Sligo.
Overstock is a Utah-based online retailer that sells a broad range of products including furniture, bedding, decor, rugs, jewellery and electronics.
The company is to grow its existing development centre in the town which currently employs 40 people.
The new roles are in a range of areas including software development and testing, machine learning, and data analytics.
Founded in 1999, the $2 billion online retailer also runs a blockchain accelerator, Medici Ventures. The company has been in Sligo since 2013.
The expansion has been welcomed by the Minister for Business, Heather Humphreys and by IDA Ireland which supported the investment.
“Overstock has been at the forefront of developing technology to make our customers’ lives easier, and our Sligo tech teams have been crucial to that effort over the past five years.
“I’m excited to soon welcome so many more talented technologists from Ireland to the Overstock family.”
Dr. Patrick M Byrne, Founder and CEO of Overstock
Ken Murphy graduated from University College Cork in 1987 with an Electrical Engineering degree before moving to the US as a Network Design Engineer with BellSouth Corporation. His return to Ireland in 1989 heralded a career which concentrated on the multinational sector, and involved working with companies such as Apple Computer, Cabletron, FMC Automotive, Moog, General Semiconductor and Technicolor.
Ken is a specialist in quality management, purchasing, logistics and supply chain management. He has significant expertise and experience in managing the changing demands of the global media, electronics and automotive sectors at operational and project management levels.
Ken leads CareerWise Recruitment’s Cork operations. He has served on local and national committees of IPICS (The Supply Chain Management Institute), CIPD, the Cork Electronics Industry Association (CEIA), and has completed a three-year term as Chair of the UCC Alumni Board.
Ken has recently been elected as a Director of the Cork Chamber for a four year term to help promote business and drive policy objectives for the Cork Region
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