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Amazon to open its first Irish warehouse early next year

Amazon's set to open its first dedicated warehouse in Ireland next spring. The firm says it will ...
Stephen McNeice
Stephen McNeice

09.33 9 Sep 2021


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Amazon to open its first Irish...

Amazon to open its first Irish warehouse early next year

Stephen McNeice
Stephen McNeice

09.33 9 Sep 2021


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Amazon's set to open its first dedicated warehouse in Ireland next spring.

The firm says it will create 500 new permanent jobs at its "fulfilment centre" at Baldonnell Business Park, Dublin.

The new jobs mean Amazon will soon employ over 5,000 people in Ireland.

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Amazon's also now set to open a second delivery station in Ballycoolin, "serving customers in Dublin and the surrounding areas".

Today's announcement confirms the long-rumoured suggestions that Amazon was looking to expand its Irish operations.

Most Amazon goods to Ireland come from the UK, meaning Irish customers have faced extra import charges since Brexit.

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar welcomed today's news, saying it "will mean faster delivery of goods for customers all across the country".

Stefano Perego, VP Amazon’s Fulfilment Centre Operations in Europe, said: “We are delighted to be opening our first fulfilment centre in Dublin enabling us to provide faster delivery times for customers across Ireland.

"We are excited to be creating 500 new permanent roles which offer competitive wages, excellent benefits and a modern, safe and engaging work environment for our employees."

Amazon says it's already recruiting for several new roles, including engineers, HR and IT professionals through to health & safety and finance specialists and operations managers.

The company says they'll start recruiting people to "pick, pack and ship" orders next year.

All staff in Ireland - including any part-time, temporary and seasonal staff - will be paid 'at least' €12 per hour, the company says.

Main image: File photo of an Amazon Fulfilment Centre. Picture by: Gareth Fuller/PA Archive/PA Images

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