Internet giant Amazon is to hire another 500 workers in Ireland.
The online retailer and media company, which has bases in Dublin and Cork, said the new jobs will be filled over the next two years.
The highly-skilled roles include data centre technicians, software engineers and customer support staff among others. All the jobs will be based in Dublin.
“We have already exceeded our previous talent growth targets for Ireland set in 2014, which is testament to the abundance of expertise we have been able to find in the country,” said Jeff Caselden, general manager, Amazon Ireland.
“We’ve been an active member of the Irish technology community for over a decade now and Ireland’s creative culture and the diverse set of technical skills we’re able to recruit for here make it an ideal location for our rapidly-expanding business.
“Some of our most exciting creations we have at Amazon stem from the work we do here for our customers.”
Amazon employs about 1,700 people in Ireland.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny said: “The Irish Government is continuing to prioritise making Ireland a fantastic location for investment and innovation.
“This announcement of 500 new jobs by Amazon is a testament to Ireland’s reputation as a leading European location for technology and digital industries.”
The investment is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland.