Bazaarvoice continues hiring despite lockdown, with 25 new jobs

  • Local tech firm Bazaarvoice has announced that it's still hiring rapidly despite the lockdown, with 25 new recruits since lockdown began and 25 more to come.

    E-commerce ratings and reviews platform provider Bazaarvoice has announced that it's been able to continue hiring throughout 2020 despite the coronavirus lockdown that started in March. The company has continued to hire people while working remotely, and has been able to recruit 25 new staff to the Belfast Team since lockdown began.

    With offices still closed across Northern Ireland and work moved remote, not every local tech firm has been able to continue hiring and onboarding new people. Bazaarvoice has continued to grow, however, adding new roles in software engineering, research and developoment, design, user experience, and business development.

    Before month before lockdown, the company announced that it would be hiring at least 50 new staff for the Belfast office by the end of the year. The most recent hiring puts it on target to hit that target, with 25 more jobs expected to be created between now and the end of 2020.

    Bazaarvoice site lead Seamus Cushley commented on recent growth: "This year hasn’t unfolded as anyone planned, however we’re continuing to work hard to ensure we navigate through this period as a team. Growing our team during this time doesn’t come without its challenges but the fact that we have been able to make some significant senior hires through the lockdown shows the industry is excited by our plans for the future."

    In addition to the growth in the Belfast office, Bazaarvoice's global presence expanded last month with the acquisition of Curalate, which turns images into digital storefronts. It plans to integrate this tech into its offering to help customers drive sales via social media and their own websites.

    Source: Written based on press release

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