Jan 13, 2005

Amazon.com opens site in Dublin

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Online retailing pioneer Amazon.com is to establish operations in Dublin, it was announced today.

It will create up to 25 jobs within two years, with over 70pc being third level graduates.
The Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Michael Martin, said Amazon.com, with support from the IDA is to set up its European Systems and Network Operations centre in Dublin.

The new centre, which will provide infrastructure support for Amazon systems and networks, which operate the company's websites worldwide, is expected to open in the first half of this year.

Recruitment for the new centre is to start immediately and candidates will be expected to be technically qualified with systems and network experience. Database administrators are also required.

Minister Martin said: "The establishment of such a strategic centre here, by one of the global leaders in Internet commerce, further endorses the ability of Ireland's technical infrastructure and skills base to support such operations. It confirms this country's status as the leading European location for the largest Internet activities in the world. It is an excellent example of the success being achieved by the Government's policy and IDA Ireland's strategy for the development of Ireland's digital media sector."

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