Amazon to create 500 new jobs in Dublin base
Tech giant Amazon is to create 500 new jobs in Dublin over the next two years as the firm bids to up its European headcount.
Amazon, which is headed up by Silicon Valley chief Jeff Bezos, is looking to add data centre technicians, software engineers, and customer support staff.
The announcement is part of the company's larger intentions to create thousands of jobs across Europe this year.
Amazon came to Ireland 12 years ago and currently employs 1,700 here after adding a further 300 people in 2014.
The new roles will be based in its online retail arm and its data storage unit, Amazon Web Services, both of which will be based in Dublin.
The company also has another base in Cork.