eBay to close Dundalk operations with loss of 150 jobs
eBay is set to announce the closure of its operation in Dundalk, Co Louth.
It is understood the company will continue to employ staff elsewhere in Ireland.
The job losses are expected to be offset by additional positions at their former sister company PayPal, which is also located in the Co Louth town.
eBay are expected to make a formal announcement later today. It's believed the decision will affect approximately 150 jobs.
The company opened its European centre in Dundalk April 2013. Independent.ie reports that a meeting took place on Thursday and staff were informed of the decision to shut its Dundalk operations in the second quarter of 2017.
It is not currently known if staff will be offered moves to the firm's site at Blanchardstown.
There will be no impact on existing PayPal jobs.
PayPal said in a statement: "Following eBay’s announcement today, we wish to reaffirm PayPal’s commitment to Ireland and our growing Operations Centres in Dundalk and Dublin.
"Our teams in Dundalk and Dublin play an integral part in our European and Global Operations.
"Today PayPal employs more than 2,600 teammates across both sites, and we’re on track to reach 3,000 by 2018. This commitment is in line with our previous jobs announcements.
"Our operations will expand and move into the office space vacated by eBay."