Jobs in Dublin: Amazon announce 500 roles with fantastic employee benefits

By Amy Donohoe

Amazon has announced plans to open their first fulfilment centre in Ireland, creating 500 new permanent jobs.

Employees will earn at least €12 per hour and they will get a comprehensive benefits package including private medical insurance, life assurance, income protection and an employee discount as well as a company pension plan.

The new site will be at Baldonnell Business Park and will open in spring 2022.

The 630,000 square foot centre will hold millions of items to be picked, packed and shipped to customers across Ireland as well as the rest of Europe.

Tanaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar TD, said: “I welcome today’s news that Amazon will open its first Irish fulfilment centre in Dublin next spring, creating 500 new jobs.

“This, alongside the announcement of a second Dublin delivery station creating a further 20 new roles, will mean faster delivery of goods for customers all across the country and strongly underscores Amazon’s continued commitment to Ireland.

“Since Amazon’s arrival here in 2004, it has become a significant source of employment – today’s announcement will bring its total workforce to over 5,000. I wish the team the very best of luck with this exciting new chapter.”

Meanwhile, Martin Shanahan, CEO, IDA Ireland, said: “Amazon has had a presence in Ireland for 17 years now, growing and expanding its range of activities which has contributed significantly to Ireland’s tech ecosystem and our reputation as a global tech hub.

“Already a substantial and valued employer, the 500 additional jobs being created in this new centre will bring its permanent workforce to over 5,000 next year in Ireland.

“It is great to see Ireland continuing to attract investment and playing such an important part in the future plans of this global company. Amazon’s ongoing commitment to Ireland is most welcome.”

Recruitment has started for a range of new roles for the fulfilment centre, including engineers, HR and IT professionals through to health and safety and finance specialists and operations managers.

The centre will provide faster delivery for customers across Ireland seven days a week including one-day delivery on hundreds of thousands of items.

Although, recruitment for the Amazon teams who will pick, pack and ship customer orders will begin next year.

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In addition, a second Amazon Logistics Delivery Station will open this autumn at Northwest Logistics Park, Ballycoolin.

This will create over 20 new permanent jobs and dozens of driver opportunities for Amazon Logistics’ delivery service partners and Amazon Flex delivery partners.

Anyone interested in applying should visit Amazon Jobs.

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