Amazon has announced that it is creating more than 1,000 permanent new jobs in Ireland over the next two years.
In addition to central Dublin, where Amazon opened a new 170,000sq ft building on June 18, the roles will be based in Amazon locations in North County Dublin, Blanchardstown and Tallaght.
AWS (Amazon Web Services) Ireland country manager Mike Beary said: “Today, we have more than 2,500 Amazon employees in Ireland supporting customers from Ireland and around the world. 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.”
Meanwhile, Amazon has announced the launch of Amazon Business in Italy (www.amazon.it/business) and Spain (www.amazon.es/business).
The online giant said the move means that UK businesses selling on Amazon Business can now boost their export sales by reaching new business customers in Italy and Spain.
Bill Burkland, head of amazon business, Amazon.co.uk said: “The launch of Amazon Business on amazon.it and amazon.es enables multi-national businesses with entities in Europe to continue to streamline their purchasing, whilst also providing new exporting opportunities for smaller UK businesses who sell on the Amazon Business marketplace.”