Zazzle design platform to create 50 new jobs as it expands its European headquarters in Cork.
The company, which currently employs 225 people, will add jobs over the next three years in its engineering and other technical sectors. This decision follows significant growth in its strategic operations over the past year.
The design platform allows designers and customers to create their own products with independent manufacturers ranging from clothing and accessories to office supplies and electronics, as well as use images from participating companies.
The products and designs are then offered to the Zazzle Marketplace and typically produced within 24 hours.
“Zazzle has benefited and is delighted to continue our commitment to the Republic of Ireland,” said Robert Beaver, Managing Director of Zazzle. “We value our relationship with the Cork community and look forward to recruiting more talent based in Ireland. “
The expansion was welcomed by Tánaiste and the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Leo Varadkar. “These are great jobs for qualified engineers, offering very good opportunities for those working in Cork and the surrounding area,” he said.
“Ireland offers the right conditions for technology companies looking to expand into the European market and this announcement is another example of our success in attracting high quality investment and jobs.”
The Menlo Park-based company, founded in 2005, moved to Ireland in 2013 and moved to the old Guinness building on Cork’s waterfront in 2014. It has since grown from 30 employees to 225 today.
Recruitment is already underway for key strategic engineering positions. The company is also expected to start hiring for seasonal positions from the end of July. It plans to create up to 130 fixed-term positions which will be based remotely.
The expansion was hailed by IDA Ireland Managing Director Martin Shanahan. “Zazzle’s decision to expand its operations in Cork is welcome news,” he said. “The addition of a new strategic function demonstrates the company’s commitment to Cork and the South West region.