INTERNET GIANT AMAZON Web Services (AWS) will create 1,000 jobs across Dublin, it has announced.
The company, which offers pay-as-you-go cloud and data services will create the jobs over the next two years.
The roles will be spread across AWS and parent firm Amazon. They will be based in north county Dublin, Blanchardstown and Tallaght.
The new roles will be across a range of tech disciplines including big data, security and network development.
“Today, we have more than 2,500 Amazon employees in Ireland supporting customers from Ireland and around the world,” said Mike Beary, AWS Ireland country manager.
“There is an abundance of talent in Ireland which helped us to exceed our talent growth targets ahead of schedule. Ireland is a great place to do business, the country’s creative culture and diverse pool of technical skills make it an ideal location for our rapidly expanding business.”
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar was on hand to announce the jobs, saying:
“This is excellent news for Dublin. Amazon’s decision to bring another 1,000 jobs to Ireland underpins our mission to make this country an innovative, digital economy and a global leader for the tech sector. These are well paid, high quality jobs, in four locations across Dublin, meaning this announcement will bring tangible benefits right across the city.”
There are currently more than 2,500 Amazon employees across Ireland and more than 1,000 engaged in data centre operations.
Written by Paul Hosford and posted on TheJournal.ie