Members of the Zazzle team meeting at the Zazzle EUHQ at Union Quay.Photo: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Hunt is on for Zazzlers!

50 jobs will be created over the next three years at design platform Zazzle, the company announced yesterday.

It comes as Zazzle has already significantly grown strategic operations in Cork this past year, continuing those efforts with hiring in engineering and other technical sectors, the company said.

Based in California, Zazzle established its European HQ in Cork in 2013, securing the former Guinness building on the Cork waterfront in 2014. Since then, the Cork office has grown rapidly from 30 in year one to its current count of 225 ‘Zazzlers’ or members of the Zazzle team, and growing.

Local Zazzlers have also chosen to be active in the community with charity efforts supporting Simon Community, Dogs for the Disabled, Fota Wildlife Park, and helping Penny Dinners put food packages together for families in need.

Zazzle connects consumers, independent designers, manufacturers, and major brands, such as Disney and Marvel, to design and customise a multitude of products.

Zazzle's continually expanding product and design base includes everything from apparel and accessories, invitations, art, home goods, electronics, and custom gifts.

Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise Trade & Employment Leo Varadkar said: “I’m really pleased to see Zazzle’s plans to expand its European HQ in Cork, creating 50 new jobs over the next three years. These are great jobs for skilled engineers, offering really good opportunities for those working in and around Cork.

“Ireland offers the right conditions for tech firms seeking to grow in the European market and this announcement is yet another example of our success in attracting high quality investment and jobs. I wish the team every success with this expansion.”

Robert Beaver, Zazzle CEO, said: “Zazzle has benefitted from, and is thrilled to continue, our commitment to the Republic of Ireland.

“We value our relationships with the Cork community and are eager to bring on more Ireland-based talent. Our Cork-based Zazzlers are an integral part of our global team.”

IDA Ireland CEO Martin Shanahan said: “The addition of a new strategic function demonstrates the company’s commitment to Cork and the South West region. I wish them every success.”

The company is also set to begin hiring for seasonal positions from the end of July until 2022, with approximately 115-130 fixed-term contract (FTC) roles set to be created.

These roles will be remotely based and are open to every county in the Republic of Ireland.

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