Amazon to create 1,000 new jobs in Ireland
Amazon is to create 1,000 new permanent jobs in Ireland over the next two years, bringing its workforce in Ireland to 5,000 people.
The new, highly skilled roles will be based in locations across the company’s Cork and Dublin sites.
The new jobs will range from software development engineers, network development engineers, systems development engineers, optical deployment engineers, database engineers, Dev Ops engineers, and support engineers.
There will also be positions for data centre technicians and mechanical and electrical engineers, solutions architects, security specialists, big data specialists, technical and non-technical programme managers, and account managers.
In addition to the jobs, Amazon announced it is investing in a new 170,000 square foot campus in Charlemont Square.
“Amazon has been investing and growing in Ireland for over 15 years, and today, we are reaffirming and increasing that commitment with the creation of these highly skilled roles,” said Mike Beary, AWS Ireland Country Manager.
“We have seen a surge in demand for cloud services in Ireland and globally, and we are excited to add 1,000 highly skilled roles so we can continue to help our customers to innovate, especially in this difficult time, and work towards building a robust digital economy for the future.”
“This latest jobs announcement by Amazon and AWS is a further vote of confidence in the skills and talent of Irish people and will provide a welcome boost to our economy," Taoiseach Micheál Martin said.
"We have a strong and proud record in attracting investment, and today’s announcement further bolsters our reputation as a leading nation in global technology."
He added: "We need to get people back to work and to protect and create sustainable jobs. This announcement is an important and welcome step in that journey."
The company also announced that in September 2020, the first of its wind farm projects in Ireland will come online.
The Esk wind farm in County Cork will be Amazon’s first operational renewable energy project outside the US, which will deliver clean energy to Ireland’s electric grid.
Amazon said the wind farm will help the company meet its commitment to power its global operations with 100% renewable energy by 2025 as part of its goal to reach net zero carbon by 2040.