The company will create approximately 160 new jobs in the Galway area as it scales its workforce to keep pace with rapid growth in Europe.
Wayfair already employs more than 200 people in the city. The company is expanding to a larger premises on the Tuam Road and will recruit new staff in the coming months.
The IDA Ireland backed investment will see Wayfair hiring call centre personnel for the European market. It is also offering a number of marketing and sales positions.
Globally, the company employs more than 2,000 people, with a presence in the US, Britain, Australia and Germany. In recent times, it has been focusing particularly on the German market.
As well as selling home fixtures and appliances, Wayfair also offers a number of dedicated design and furnishing websites.
It opened its European Operations Centre in Galway in 2009 and has expanded steadily in Ireland since then.
Wayfair Inc. offers an extensive selection of home furnishings and décor across all styles and price points. The Wayfair family of brands includes:
Wayfair generated $2.25 billion in net revenues for full year 2015 and $747.3 million in net revenues for first quarter 2016. The company employed 4,604 people as of March 31, 2016 and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts with operations throughout North America and Europe.
Tom Devaney set up CareerWise Recruitment in 1999 and has 12 years’ experience in specialist recruitment having recruited for major multinational companies in Ireland.
An active member of CIPD, Tom has served five years on the western CIPD committee.
Prior to setting up CareerWise Recruitment, he worked for Snap-on Equipment where he was the European Materials and Purchasing Manager with international responsibilities. Tom spent a year in the US working on projects with McKinsey & Co. where he developed very strong negotiation and business skills.
His years in purchasing with Thermo King in Galway initiated his very successful career to date.
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