Employing over 1,300 people worldwide, Overstock.com is an online discount retailer based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Started in 1999, Overstock.com sells a broad range of products including furniture, rugs, bedding, electronics, clothing, jewelry, and cars.
The investment by Overstock.com is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland.
Making the announcement, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD said: ‘A key part of the Government’s Action Plan for Jobs is ensuring that we support job-creation across the entire country. We have put in place a number of measures to deliver on this, including the Succeed in Ireland scheme, which has seen the delivery of multinational investment to regional locations which would not normally come onto the radar of IDA companies.
‘Today’s announcement that leading on-line retailer Overstock.com is to establish a key technology group here, with the creation of more than 45 jobs in Sligo is great news for the north-west, and is a significant endorsement of both Sligo and Ireland in delivering the needs of multinational companies.’
Steve Tryon, SVP Human Capital Management & International Business at Overstock.com said ‘Overstock is an ambitious, dynamic and technology led company that is excited with the potential that Sligo and Ireland offers. The Irish development team will be involved centrally in many existing activities and will lead on several new and initiatives associated with our International expansion.’
Commenting on the announcement, Barry O’Leary, CEO of IDA Ireland said, ‘Sligo is one of Ireland’s Gateway locations. IDA Ireland markets Ireland’s Gateway locations to companies across the world. Companies like Overstock.com are mobile investors and the availability of the right staff in the software development sector is a key attraction to Sligo.”
Louise has a Marketing Degree from Limerick Institute of Technology. She has also completed a Certificate in Personnel Practice from the National College of Ireland. She is also CIPD accredited. She has 16 years Recruitment experience with Collins McNicholas (Dublin, Galway & Athlone), HRM (Dublin), Lionbridge (Mayo) and Team Horizon (Mayo & Dublin).
She has also worked in Quality Assurance in Allergan (Mayo) & with Ballina Beverages (Mayo).
She has successful recruitment experience involving key roles within Human Resources, Engineering, Quality Assurance and Planning for large multinational companies. She was involved in recruiting all levels including Senior Management for the Medical Devices, Electronic, Pharmaceutical & Manufacturing Industries both on the contracting and permanent side of the business. She has developed a Strong Network of Engineers built up over the last 16 years as she worked in the Mayo, Sligo, Dublin, Athlone and Galway Markets.
Louise has joined CareerWise in March 2017 with the responsibility of growing the business out of the new Mayo office with a primary focus on the West & North-West regions.
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