Supermarket retailer Tesco Ireland is to create over 1,150 new jobs around the country.
Some 700 of these roles are being taken on for the Christmas period - while 450 will be permanent and available nationwide.
The temporary roles are being created to assist with a "safe and easy shopping trip during the Christmas trading period."
Recruitment for the new roles has already begun.
The latest jobs are in addition to the 1,000 already created since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The new roles will be available in areas including assembly and fulfilment of customer orders for online delivery, drivers to deliver them and customer assistants.
Tesco's Douglas store in Cork is also re-opening to customers following a year-long closure.
Speaking at the jobs announcement, Taoiseach Micheál Martin said: "Tesco's latest recruitment drive provides much needed good news in challenging times.
"I would like to thank Tesco staff and all other retail workers who have kept our shops open during the Covid-19 pandemic.
"They are playing a vital role in ensuring people have access to essential supplies in a safe environment."
Tesco Ireland CEO Kari Daniels added: "Since the start of this pandemic, our colleagues have risen to the challenge to continue to serve our customers and communities.
"We are pleased to be able to add these roles at this challenging time."
Tesco has 151 stores nationwide and employs over 13,000 people.