26th January 2015
Richard Bruton TD, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation today announced that the viagogo Group, which operates www.viagogo.com, the world’s largest ticket marketplace, intends to double its workforce in Ireland over the next three years,
Richard Bruton TD, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation today announced that the viagogo Group, which operates www.viagogo.com, the world’s largest ticket marketplace, intends to double its workforce in Ireland over the next three years, taking it from 100 to over 200 employees.
The jobs are supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland.
The Minister opened the viagogo Group’s new state-of-the-art Operations Centre in Limerick with Oliver Wheeler, Global Head of Communications for the viagogo Group, who commented: “We opened in a temporary location in Limerick last year and were overwhelmed by the level of local talent and the support from organisations such as the IDA. We already employ a hundred people in Limerick and, now that our new purpose-built Operations Centre is ready, we plan to hire at least a hundred more over the next three years.”
Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton TD said: “At the heart of our jobs plan is supporting job-creation in every region of the country, to ensure that the recovery is secured and felt by people right across Ireland. Today’s announcement that viagogo, a fast-growing born-on-the-internet company, is expanding its operations in Limerick and creating 100 extra jobs is a great boost for the Mid West and a great example of what is possible through our regional jobs strategy. I am determined that through solid implementation of our plan we can secure the recovery and support more projects like viagogo across the country. I wish all at viagogo every success with this project”.
The viagogo Group has transformed part of the former Flextronics building in the Kilmurry Business Centre into its new 14,000 square feet, state-of-the-art Operations Centre. It joins companies such as Northern Trust, Gilt, Three and Cook in the National Technological Park, Plassey, at the edge of the University of Limerick campus.
The viagogo Group has also expanded the scope of roles available in Limerick to include international customer services, sales, software development, finance and operations. The company is currently recruiting for a number of roles, from German-speaking customer services associates to software developers. Anyone interested in positions should apply at www.viagogo.ie/Careers.
Martin Shanahan, CEO of IDA Ireland said: “viagogo has made great strides since establishing in Limerick just last year and today’s announcement that it is to more than double its workforce is evidence of that great progress. This news further enhances Limerick’s reputation as an excellent base for technology based businesses. The available skillbase, a deciding factor in viagogo’s expansion plans, is a huge plus in Limerick’s favour. Limerick’s recent success in attracting foreign investment is a great example of the results that can be achieved when the business community from across the region join together to show what great opportunities there are to invest here in Limerick. I wish viagogo all the very best for the future as they cut the ribbon today on their new Operations Centre.”
viagogo’s mission is to enable people to buy and sell any ticket, to any live event, anywhere in the world, using the language, currency and device of their choice. There are over four million tickets available on viagogo’s network of 55 global websites today and customers in more than 160 countries have used viagogo’s service to access tickets to live sports, music and theatre events at home and abroad.
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About the viagogo Group
The viagogo Group operates www.viagogo.com, which is the world's largest source of live event tickets. Our mission is to enable consumers to buy and sell any ticket, to any live event, anywhere in the world, using the language, currency and device of their choice.
There are over four million tickets available on viagogo’s network of 55 global websites today and customers in more than 160 countries have used our service to access tickets to live sports, music and theatre events around the world.
Our role is to:
· Connect people looking for tickets with people who have tickets to sell
· Guarantee that buyers will get the tickets they paid for, in time for the event
· Protect our customers from fraud by enforcing strict security controls, such as only paying the seller after the buyer has attended the event
· Deliver tickets by a secure method, either electronically, by courier or at one of our pick-up points
· Provide customer support in multiple languages, seven days a week
viagogo also has partnerships with a hundred of the biggest names in global sports and entertainment. These include football clubs such as Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain; the Roland-Garros French Open and Barclays ATP World Tour Finals tennis tournaments; Scottish Rugby and the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union; leading artists such as Madonna and SFX Entertainment, the world’s largest producer of live events and festivals focused on Electronic Music Culture.
To learn more about viagogo, please visit: viagogo Website
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