Internet company to hire 50 people in next two years

Web Reservations International (WRI),the Irish internet firm that was bought for $340 million last year, plans to hire 50 people as part of a multimillion euro expansion.

17th July, 2010

Web Reservations International (WRI),the Irish internet firm that was bought for $340 million last year, plans to hire 50 people as part of a multimillion euro expansion.

Feargal Mooney, chief executive of WRI, said the firm had started ‘‘the next phase of growth’’ following its buyout by Hellman & Friedman, a US private equity firm.

WRI handles online bookings for thousands of hostels and is best known for itsHostelworld.com brand.

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