Mon, 30 Nov 2020

Aside from 1,000 new jobs, Amazon developing new Dublin plant

Conor Trindle
01 Aug 2020, 03:02 GMT+10

DUBLIN, Ireland - Amazon is investing in a new 15,800m2 campus in Charlemont Square in Dublin.

The campus will be home to the company's growing cloud computing workforce, and is expected to open in 2022.

Charlemont Square is currently under construction and is due to be completed in 2020. This mixed-use development is the second phase of a city centre regeneration project. This project comprises the following:

  • Construction of a 19,000m2 double basement
  • Construction of 25,000m2 of office space over 2 blocks
  • Construction of 262nr residential units over 4 blocks (79nr units completed to date)
  • Construction of 3,000m2 of retail space at ground floor level

Amazon, which will occupy its new Charlemont Campus from 2022, earlier this week announced it is creating another 1,000 permanent jobs in Ireland over the next two years.

The new roles will be based in locations across the company's Cork and Dublin sites in Blanchardstown, Tallaght, the city centre, and north County Dublin, and will bring Amazon's total permanent workforce in the country to 5,000 people over the next two years.

The company said it will help to support Ireland's economic recovery following the Covid-19 pandemic.

The new employment opportunities will range from software development engineers, network development engineers, systems development engineers, optical deployment engineers, database engineers, Dev Ops engineers, and support engineers, as well as data centre technicians and more.

In September 2020, the first of Amazon's wind farm projects in Ireland will come online.

The Esk wind farm in County Cork will be Amazon's first operational renewable energy project outside the US, which will deliver clean energy to Ireland's electric grid.

Amazon has committed to power its global operations with 100% renewable energy by 2025 as part of its goal to reach net zero carbon by 2040.

"Amazon has been investing and growing in Ireland for over 15 years, and today, we are reaffirming and increasing that commitment with the creation of these highly skilled roles," said Mike Beary, AWS Ireland Country Manager said earlier this week on Tuesday.

"We have seen a surge in demand for cloud services in Ireland and globally, and we are excited to add 1,000 highly skilled roles so we can continue to help our customers to innovate, especially in this difficult time, and work towards building a robust digital economy for the future."

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