Just Eat was joined by Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar TD on 5 November as the company announced that it is creating 160 new jobs in Ireland to support the continued strong growth in customer and restaurant partner demand.
In addition to announcing the newly created jobs, details of a new Dublin office space were also unveiled.
Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar said, “This is great news from Just Eat today. These 160 new jobs will be primarily based in the company’s HQ in Dublin, to support the many restaurants right across the country who use the service."
"I know how much many people relied on takeaway services during the pandemic and the fantastic work many delivery drivers and riders did during that time. It’s encouraging to see the sector continuing to thrive and grow and I wish the company the best with this new investment," the Tánaiste said.
The newly created positions will primarily be based at the company’s new Dublin offices and will involve roles in customer service, sales, office management and facilities.
The company said that it has secured two floors in 35 Shelbourne Road with one floor of the new Dublin HQ dedicated to its customer services’ operations.
This will house highly trained people who will support customers seven days a week. The second floor will be home to operations, marketing, administration, and the Just Eat Ireland management team.
The 25,000 square foot space, over two floors, will accommodate the additional team members while also allowing ample space for future anticipated growth.
Just Eat says that this significant expansion and investment in new jobs and a new HQ has been fuelled by exceptionally strong growth over the past two years.
The Just Eat team plan to move to the new space by February 2022 and will then start to bring employees back to the physical office on a phased basis.
'Increase In Demand'
Amanda Roche-Kelly, managing director, Just Eat Ireland said, "A continued increase in demand for our services has justified this investment and we are very excited about what the future holds for us here."
"With the welcome reopening of the hospitality sector, many of the independent restaurants that offered delivery for the first time in the past year have continued to maintain that as a key part of their business over the past number of months and intend to maintain it for the long-term," she said.
"In addition, those that always offered a delivery service have responded to evolving consumer choices and the increased demand by broadening the choices available and hours of opening. Our investment in people, and specifically in customer services, will bring us more even more insights from our customers and restaurant partners allowing us to continually enhance the quality of service offered,” she added.
The company said that it is is also recruiting couriers in a variety of locations across the country over the coming weeks.
This will enable independent restaurant owners to respond to the increasing demand from customers in new geographic areas, with an active recruitment campaign underway in Kildare and Athlone.
Details on the new roles can be found here.