Electronic Arts Expands Ireland Operations
Electronic Arts (EA) has announced that it will be creating 300 new jobs in the west of Ireland as part of an expansion of its support centre.
According to EA after the expansion of the Galway facility there will be 700 people working there with many new jobs requiring multilingual employees to support European customers. EA currently has over 220 million registered players and operates in 75 countries.
Ireland’s head of government, Enda Kenny, said that “This decision is a real endorsement of Ireland’s ability to meet the needs of leading multinational companies in the digital media space.”
It initially announced plans for the Galway base back in 2010 and it opened the next year, until now it has been employing about 400 people.
EA games produces some of the most popular computer games such as Fifa, the Sims and Need for Speed.
More recently EA has been branching outside of PCs and begun developing social games for mobile platforms and devices.
EA’s Chief Operating Officer, Peter Moore, said that “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.”