Business expansion
Border; Midland and Western; West
Location of affected unit(s)
Information / Communication
Publishing Of Information; Production And Programming Of Audiovisual
Publishing Activities
58 - Publishing activities

200 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
26 September 2011
Employment effect (start)
26 September 2011
Foreseen end date


BioWare game development company - a division of Electronic Arts - has announced plans to recruit a further 200 workers for its operation in Galway, bringing to 400 the number that will be employed there. At the recent opening of a new global customer service centre, the company said it had chosen Ireland as a location because it had a steady supply of well-educated people.

It also pointed to State supports and said there was a great partnership between BioWare and the Government that would allow the company to expand further in the coming years. Recruitment for the new jobs has started. The centre in Galway will provide support for gamers in the English, French and German languages.


  • 26 September 2011: RTE news


Eurofound (2011), BioWare, Business expansion in Ireland, factsheet number 72455, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/72455.