Major news on the jobs front in Ireland - as this massive company expands its Irish output with the creation of 1,000 new jobs.
Amazon Web Services, a subsidiary of online giant Amazon, will create over 1,000 jobs in Ireland in the next two years.
Known as AWS, the company offers pay-as-you-go cloud services spanning computer power, database storage and content delivery.
According to the Irish Times, the newly announced AWS jobs will be based in Blanchardstown and Tallaght in the suburbs of Dublin, with further positions in the city centre, and north county Dublin.
AWS already has a presence in Ireland, with more than 2,500 Amazon employees in Ireland.
AWS's clients include Netflix, Ryanair and Bank of Ireland.
Country manager Mike Beary made the announcement while opening up a state-of-the-art company headquarters, declaring,
“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," he added.
Opening the new @amazon building in Dublin and announcing 1,000 new jobs with @awscloud across the city. A real testament to our ability to attract top tech talent. #jobs #investment @IDAIRELAND pic.twitter.com/6BQfTILy68— Leo Varadkar (@campaignforleo) June 18, 2018
The promising news comes just weeks after Apple confirmed it was cancelling a plan to build an €850 million data centre in Athenry, Co. Galway.
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said that the AWS jobs news was exactly what Ireland needed.
“The genius of Amazon is that it’s never finished changing and adapting,” he said. “By opening this building and announcing 1,000 jobs you are helping us meet our ambition to make Dublin the tech capital of Europe," he said.