US Online Retail Firm Opens Base In Sligo, Creating 80 New Jobs

By Donna Ahern
US Online Retail Firm Opens Base In Sligo, Creating 80 New Jobs

US online retail and technology firm Overstock has opened its new new European base in the IDA’s flagship business park in Finisklin, Sligo town, in a €1 million investment.

It now has more than 80 technologists working in Sligo and is on target to recruit another 20 staff before the end of the year, the E-commerce group said.

The technology company highlighted that the jobs include senior roles in areas such as software development and testing, machine learning, and data analytics.

“When we opened our Ireland office in 2013, we knew there was something special with the tech environment of Sligo," said Jonathan Johnson, CEO, Overstock.

"Our Irish team has been instrumental in many of our technological innovations over the years, including advancements in machine learning, augmented reality, and blockchain applications."


'Progression Opportunities'

The company said that it has been successful in underlining the affordable cost of living and lifestyle options in the North West along with attractive career progression opportunities.

Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys said: "Their presence here is a significant boost the region, and demonstrates, once again, that we have the right skills and talent to attract quality companies."

Overstock is a billion-dollar online retail shopping site and technology company founded in 1999 in Utah.

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