Amazon to create 1,000 jobs in Ireland

The online retailer is creating a new Dublin campus for its cloud computing arm Amazon Web Services

(FILES) In this file photo taken on March 30, 2020 the logo of US online retail giant Amazon is seen at the distribution center in Staten Island as workers strike in demand that the facility be shut down and cleaned after one staffer tested positive for the coronavirus in New York. Amazon on July 10, 2020 said it mistakenly sent workers an email telling them to dump the TikTok mobile application from their cell phones because of security concerns. The internal message told workers they could still access the popular video-snippet sharing platform using laptop web browsers, but would lose access to company email on smartphones that have TikTok. / AFP / Angela Weiss
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Amazon announced on Monday that it will create 1,000 jobs in Ireland and open a new Dublin campus, following an increase in demand for cloud services.

The new roles include a range of engineering positions, as well as security and big data specialists, and programme and account managers. Technical management and senior leadership positions in Amazon and Amazon Web Services are also being created.

Amazon is investing in a new 170,000 square foot (15,794 square metre) campus in Dublin’s Charlemont Square that will open in 2022 and be used by Amazon Web Services’ cloud computing employees. The new hires will bring Amazon Ireland’s permanent workforce to 5,000 over the next two years.

“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,” Mike Beary, country manager for Amazon Web Services Ireland, said in a statement.