E-commerce giant Amazon will create 1,000 more jobs in the Republic of Ireland over the next two years.
The new roles will be based in Dublin and Cork and bring Amazon’s total Irish workforce to 5,000.
Amazon also announced that it is investing in a new 170,000 square foot campus in Charlemont Square in downtown Dublin.
The new campus – which will open in 2022 – will accommodate Amazon Web Services’ growing workforce in cloud computing.
Tánaiste (Deputy Prime Minister) Leo Varadkar said Amazon’s announcement was a huge vote of confidence in the Irish economy and workforce as they recover from the economic crisis caused by Covid- 19.
“This is testament to our ambition to make Ireland the technological capital of Europe,” he said.
“This demonstrates our ability to continue to attract quality jobs in growing sectors such as digital. “
Mike Beary, country manager of Amazon Web Services Ireland, said the company has been investing and growing in Ireland for over 15 years.
The first of Amazon’s wind farm projects in the Republic will also come on stream in September.
The Esk Wind Farm in County Cork will be Amazon’s first operational renewable energy project outside the United States, which will provide clean energy to the country’s electricity grid.
The company said the wind farm would also help it meet its commitment to power its global operations with 100% renewable energy by 2025 as part of its goal of achieving net zero carbon by 2040.