Amazon to create 1,000 new jobs in Dublin, Ireland

- Leadership - Jun 18, 2018

The US-based e-commerce firm, Amazon, has announced it plans to create 1,000 new jobs in Ireland, CNBC reported.

The company will launch roles in Ireland’s capital city, Dublin, covering software engineers, security specialists and big data specialists.

The jobs will be generated over a span of two years, Amazon confirmed on 18 June.

With the additional 1,000 roles, the retailer’s total employment in the country will reach more than 3,500.

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“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,” stated Leo Varadkar, the Prime Minister of Ireland, CNBC noted.

The firm announced earlier this month that it would also be creating an additional 2,500 jobs in the UK.

The new roles announced by Amazon is the largest the nation has seen from a multinational firm.

In the first half of 2018, 11,300 new jobs have been confirmed by foreign companies in Ireland, claims IDA Ireland, a rise from the same period of the previous year.

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