EA Creates 300 Jobs in Galway, Ireland for Its European Customer Experience Centre of Excellence
With Support From Irish Government, Existing Operation Expands
With Global Player Support For A Broad Range Of EA Games
An Taoiseach, Mr. Enda Kenny T.D. Officiates
An Taoiseach, Mr. Enda Kenny T.D. and Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA)
today announced the creation of 300 new jobs for EA's European Customer
Experience Centre of Excellence in Galway, Ireland. Building on the
foundation of its existing facility, EA will now provide multilingual
international customer support and services for its major game titles.
This investment is supported by the Irish Government through IDA Ireland.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD said: "It is less than a year since I attended
the opening of the EA facility in Galway, and I am delighted to announce
today that EA has made the decision to invest further in Ireland by
locating their strategically important Customer Experience Centre here.
This decision is a real endorsement of Ireland's ability to meet the
needs of leading multinational companies in the digital media space. I
wish EA every success with this new Centre and offer the continued
support of the Irish Government as the company continues to develop
Peter Moore, EA COO, said, "The EA European Customer Experience Centre
is the focal point of our strategy to serve gamers on a global basis. 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
Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton TD said:
"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."
Barry O'Leary, CEO of IDA Ireland said: "The EA facility in Galway will
take on responsibility for delivering high quality multilingual customer
experience for a broad range of EA titles. EA is a key player amongst
the cluster of global games and entertainment companies with operations
in Ireland, and today's announcement clearly places Ireland at the
centre of EA's international customer support strategy. The news today
is in keeping with one of the main targets of IDA's strategy Horizon
2020; to increase further investment in the employment-intensive
services sector. This follows on from a number of significant
investments in this sector in recent months.''
EA inaugurated its Galway operation in September 2011. Recruitment is
ongoing for a broad range of jobs and skills. For EA job opportunities
in Galway, please visit: www.jobs.ea.com.
About Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: EA) is a global leader in digital interactive
entertainment. The Company delivers games, content and online services
for Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones,
tablets and social networks. EA has more than 220 million registered
players and operates in 75 countries.
In fiscal 2012, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $4.1 billion.
Headquartered in Redwood City, California, EA is recognized for a
portfolio of critically acclaimed, high-quality blockbuster brands such
as The Sims™, Madden NFL, FIFA Football, Need for Speed™, Battlefield™
and Mass Effect™. More information about EA is available at http://info.ea.com.
The Sims and Need for Speed are trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. Mass
Effect is a trademark of EA International (Studio and Publishing) Ltd.
John Madden, NFL and FIFA are the property of their respective owners
and used with permission. All other trademarks are the property of their
Antoinette Tyrrell, +353 (0) 87 7572053
EA Corporate Communications
Source: Electronic Arts Inc.
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