Online games firm to create 400 jobs in Dublin


France Telecom’s Orange has established a customer and operations support centre for its online games division GOA in Dublin which will create more than 400 new jobs.

GOA signed a deal in 2006 with Mythic Entertainment, an online games developer, to provide support for the latter’s portfolio of games, including

The Dublin centre will provide customer service and operations support for European countries in five different languages (English, French, German, Italian and Spanish).

200 staff have already been recruited.

Speaking from GOA’s new offices in Dublin’s Digital Hub, Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Mary Coughlan said: “This is a terrific announcement for Dublin and demonstrates the changing nature of our increasingly knowledge-based economy.

“This powerful shift in our economic basis enables us to target investments at the cutting-edge of technology and it is for these very reasons the Government welcomes a company of this calibre and highly innovative nature,” she said.

GOA managing director David Ryan said that Dublin was the perfect location to establish its Multilingual Customer and Engineering Support Centre as it offers a highly educated and skilled workforce.