Amazon has officially opened its first Irish warehouse in Co Dublin, creating 500 new permanent jobs to help meet customer demand.
The state-of-the-art fulfilment centre, will provide faster delivery for customers across Ireland seven days a week, including one-day delivery on hundreds of thousands of items.
The company confirmed that the so-called fulfilment centre, located in Baldonnell, opened this week and it is the first of its kind in the Republic of Ireland.
The 58,530 square meters (630,000 square foot) centre at Baldonnell Business Park, Dublin, will hold millions of items to be picked, packed, and shipped to customers across Ireland as well as the rest of Europe.
The site is set to employ around 500 people and it’s understood that wages are set to start at €13.50 an hour.
Recruitment for the site is currently underway.
When fully operational, the site will improve delivery times for Irish Amazon customers.
Additionally, Amazon revealed last year that they would be opening a second delivery facility at the Northwest Logistics Park in Ballycoolin, resulting in the creation of over 20 jobs in addition to driver positions.
In October 2020, the first delivery station in Rathcoole, Dublin, opened its doors and created 20 permanent employees.
Earlier in 2020, Amazon announced it had plans to create over 1,000 permanent jobs in Ireland and that it wanted to have 5,000 people employed in Ireland by 2022.
Its first office was opened in 2004, with the company also operating both customer service and web service facilities here.