CarTrawler To Create 400 New Jobs


Dublin, 1st October 2014: CarTrawler, the world's leading car rental marketplace, has today announced the creation of 400 new jobs over the next three years at its Dundrum Headquarters. The first phase of 200 hires has already commenced across a range of high quality functions including senior roles in Business Development, Customer Operations, Data Science, Finance and Engineering.


To enable the company's ongoing growth, CarTrawler will also be opening a new International Customer Centre of Excellence in Dundrum supporting customers in 174 countries. The announcement was made this afternoon by An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny TD, Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton TD and Mike McGearty, CarTrawler CEO. CarTrawler is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through Enterprise Ireland.


Mike McGearty, CEO of CarTrawler said, "We have firmly established our position as one of the travel-tech industry's top employers. We continue to invest in our technology and our team to ensure that we remain the driving force behind car rental worldwide. We are very pleased to be able to create these new roles in our country of origin which will help to showcase our home grown Irish business on the international stage".


Gillian French, Chief People Officer of CarTrawler, said "The key to running a successful high tech business is knowing that technology matters but that people matter more. We're really passionate about what we do and recognise the importance of investing in the growth of our people. For us, it's about cultural fit and attitude, not just academic credentials. Our recruitment process is already underway and we expect to have approximately 200 positions filled by early 2015".


Welcoming the announcement, An Taoiseach Enda Kenny said, "CarTrawler is a great example of an indigenous Irish company competing and succeeding in a global market. The announcement today of an additional 400 jobs for Ireland is hugely encouraging and very welcome. The Government is focused on securing recovery by continuing strong job creation so that people who have yet to feel the benefit of the country's improving economy can look forward to a better future. This type of indigenous company growth is what the Government's Action Plan for Jobs is all about and we will continue to provide strong policy support so that innovative companies like CarTrawler can create much-needed jobs in Ireland."

Minister Richard Bruton said, "At the very heart of the Government's Action Plan for Jobs is the creation of a powerful engine of Irish enterprise alongside the strong multinational sector. We have put in place a range of measures to deliver on this, and in the past two years we have seen a net increase of over 8,000 jobs in Irish exporting companies. Today's announcement that CarTrawler is to create an extra 400 jobs in Dublin is a great example of the type of project we are trying to support through our plan. This is a further great boost for Ireland's reputation as a source of innovative, fast-growing Irish companies and I wish CarTrawler every success with this project".


Julie Sinnamon, CEO, Enterprise Ireland welcomed the jobs announcement adding, "CarTrawler is a role model for ambitious, highly innovative Irish companies to follow. They are a great example of how it is possible for an Irish company to develop into an international company of scale, with positions in global markets. Enterprise Ireland will continue to work with CarTrawler as they grow their international footprint, creating sustainable jobs in Ireland".
CarTrawler is hosting an Open Day on Saturday, 18th October 2014. Book your place by registering online here:http://info.cartrawler.com/OpenDay2014

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About CarTrawler
Established in 2004 and headquartered in Dublin, CarTrawler provides aviation, travel, hospitality, leisure and consumer brands with a direct connection to over 1,200 leading and independent car rental agents in over 30,000 airport and city locations across different 174 countries. CarTrawler is one of Europe's top technology employers with staff in Dublin, London and Boston. The company is led by CEO Mike McGearty and a highly experienced Executive Team headquartered in Dublin, Ireland with additional offices in Boston and London. CarTrawler also owns online car rental brands Holiday Autos and Argus Car Hire. For further information, please visit www.cartrawler.com


Media Contacts
CarTrawler:
Evelyn Byrne, Communications Manager - M: +353 (0)86 1613450
Enterprise Ireland: Alan Hobbs, Head of Corporate Communications - M: +353 (0)86 8699703

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More About CarTrawler
Established in 2004, CarTrawler is a leading technology company providing fully managed online car rental solutions to travel partners in 174 countries. Working across all travel industry segments and geographic markets, CarTrawler enables online travel retailers to add car rental to their portfolio of products and services, creating an additional revenue stream that requires no investment on their part.


The CarTrawler technology platform enables partners to offer self-branded car rental to their own customers from 1,200 leading and independent car rental agents at over 30,000 city and airport locations worldwide. That's more cars in more cities than anybody else.


CarTrawler's portfolio of partners includes more than 50 international airlines offering a combined total of over 300 million airline passengers car rental powered by CarTrawler. Airline partners include; Aer Lingus, West Jet, Volotea, Vueling, Pegasus, Virgin Australia, Tigerair, Emirates, flydubai, Air India, South African Airways, Finnair, Malaysian Airlines, Icelandair, Hawaiian Airlines, Norwegian Air Shuttle and Gulf Air. The company works with travel software providers Datalex and SITA who resell CarTrawler technology to airlines.


CarTrawler also provides car rental to online lodgings (hotels, rented accommodation and hostels), online travel agents, information websites (media, tourist authorities and airports) travel and transportation (car rental, rail and ferry websites) and retail travel agents. Clients include Starwood Hotels, Webjet, STA Travel, Travix, Online Republic, TheTrainline.com, Via Michelin, Flightnetwork, Travelstart, HolidayExtras, Flightcentre.


The company is one of Ireland's leading technology employers recruiting from third and fourth level university courses in Ireland and internationally.