Press Release 28 May 2012

Dublin, Monday 28th May 2012 -  Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD, today welcomed the announcement by Amazon that it is to create over 100 new technology jobs at its Development Centre in Kilmainham, Dublin. The centre is home to a team of engineers and developers which supports the design and deployment of Amazon websites. The centre also hosts an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Developer Support team which provides technical assistance for customers using applications like Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS), Amazon DynamoDB, and Amazon CloudFront. The expansion is supported by the Irish Government through IDA Ireland.
The new jobs will include support engineers, systems engineers, network engineers, software developers and technical managers.

Welcoming the announcement, Minister Bruton said “Central to the Government’s plans for jobs and growth is ensuring that we deepen and develop the impact of multinational companies here, and we are determined to convince more companies to locate more high-end activities here and create more jobs. Over recent months we have seen a string of top companies decide to locate investments and jobs here.

“Today’s announcement that Amazon is creating over 100 high end engineering and software development jobs at its Development Centre is great news for Dublin and for Ireland. It shows what is possible in a stable Irish economy, and we as a Government are determined to ensure that the strong flow of jobs we have seen in recent months from top multinational companies can continue, and we can create the jobs and growth we need”.

Commenting on the announcement, Barry O’Leary, CEO of IDA Ireland said, ‘Amazon set up its Development Centre in Ireland in 2005 and now has hundreds employed at the Development Centre. The decision by Amazon to expand the technology centre illustrates Ireland’s ability to attract high-calibre Foreign Direct Investment and represents a key endorsement by one of the world’s leading companies. Today’s announcement further adds to Ireland’s reputation as the online capital of Europe and a key strategic hub for next generation data services. I wish Amazon every success with this expansion and on behalf of IDA Ireland, I look forward to continuing to work closely with them.’

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For further information please contact
IDA Ireland
Antoinette Tyrrell, Press Officer, Tel: +353 (0) 1 603 4256, Mob: +353 (0) 87 7572053
Conor Quinn, Special Advisor to Minister Bruton, Mob: +353 (0) 87 374 3783


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