EA creates jobs in Ireland with customer service support program.
EA today announced the creation of 300 new jobs in Galway, Ireland for its European Customer Experience Centre of Excellence.
The service, which is supported by the Irish government through IDA Ireland, will provide multilingual international customer support for EA's major game titles.
"The EA European Customer Experience Centre is the focal point of our strategy to serve gamers on a global basis," said EA COO Peter Moore in a prepared statement."In today's fast-moving digital environment, we need to engage with our worldwide customer base on a 24/7 basis, across all of EA's games and services and in multiple languages. Galway's mix of technology infrastructure and talent availability, combined with a pro-business environment, will help us expand on our existing foundation here. We're proud to be part of Ireland's growth into cutting edge digital industries."
Minister for jobs, enterprise and innovation Richard Bruton TD emphasized the government's focus on digital gaming, stating the sector will grow dramatically by 2014.
"Digital games form a key part of the Government's plan for jobs and growth, and recently I announced the establishment of a new industry-led group to drive the creation of 2,500 extra jobs in the sector by 2014.
"Today's announcement that EA, a dynamic and world-leading company in this sector, is creating a further 300 jobs so soon after investing in Ireland for the first time is great news and shows very clearly the enormous potential of this high-growth industry. Through continued implementation of the Action Plan for Jobs, I am determined to ensure that we realise that potential and see further announcements like this over the coming years."
The Galway operation was inaugurated in September of last year. Recruitment remains ongoing, while job opportunities can be found in the official EA job listings.