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Jobs Boost for Sligo as US e-commerce company Overstock create 100 new R&D jobs

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.

About Overstock

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 

 

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