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Amazon creates 300 new jobs at its Dublin base

Global Internet retail giant Amazon has announced that they are set to create 300 jobs at its Dublin offices over the next two years. It is believed that the new jobs will be spread across a variety of positions, including software engineers, technical engineers, technical managers, customer support and IT security.

The global retail giant first opened its offices in Ireland back in 2004 which currently employs around 1,400 staff between its offices and data centres in Dublin and Cork. The company has submitted a heavy investment of €1.5bn to the local economy over the past 10 years.

Amazon say that they ares choosing to expand its business in Ireland because of the range of people with technical, language and customer service expertise. The company is also set to build two additional floors in its Dublin offices as part of their expansion.

It is understood that the new floors will bring the total space occupied by Amazon in the Dublin offices to more than 100,000sq.ft and give the company further room to expand. However the proposed new space will not be complete until next year at the earliest, although recruiting for the new positions will begin immediately.

The new investment has received support by the Department of Jobs through IDA Ireland. The announcement was made at an event this morning which attended by Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton.

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