Amazon to create another 1,000 jobs in Ireland over the next two years

  • Ireland is to be home to Amazon's new cloud computing campus, creating 1,000 new tech jobs over the next two years.

    Global tech giant Amazon currently employs around 4,000 staff in Ireland between its Dublin and Cork offices, and has been planning to expand its Irish presence in recent years. The company also recently announced a new delivery centre in Belfast that will create hundreds of new jobs.

    The company signed a lease on a new 170,000 sq ft office in Dublin's Charlemont Square last December, adding the extra capacity to continue its aggressive tech hiring strategy before the Covid-19 crisis hit. It now seems that the outbreak hasn't slowed down the firm's plans, as it has officially announced that it will be hiring an additional 1,000 staff over the next two years in Ireland.

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    The new jobs will be created in the Dublin and Cork offices, with the new Dublin campus dedicated to staff working on its Amazon Web Services cloud computing platform. The company is also kicking off its green energy commitment in Ireland with the launch of the Esk wind farm in Cork, its first renewable energy project outside the US.

    The new roles will include software and network engineers, cloud computing specialists, solutions architects, data centre experts, and support staff. New job roles will be listed on the Amazon Jobs page for Ireland as they become available.

    Source: BBC News 

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