Local Fine Gael T.D., Emer Higgins has welcomed confirmation that Amazon is creating 500 jobs in Baldonnell. “Amazon has long been rumoured to be opening their first warehouse in Ireland, right here in Baldonnell. It was great to get confirmation that construction has officially started on a 650,000 square foot warehouse, which is due to open in Spring of next year. The ‘fulfilment centre’ as Amazon calls it, will create 500 new jobs for our area. Amazon will be recruiting for everything from IT and HR specialists through to logistics staff,” said Deputy Emer Higgins who represents Dublin Mid West.
“Amazon already has two successful operations in our local area – a data centre in Tallaght and a delivery station in Greenogue. The Greenogue facility opened recently and employs 25 people. This latest investment will bring to 5,000 the number of staff employed in Ireland by the end of next year,” added Deputy Emer Higgins. These new jobs have also been welcomed by local Councillor, Shirley O’Hara, who said, “It’s great to see multinational corporations investing in our local area. Baldonnell is a thriving business park and 500 new jobs will be a real boost to the local economy.”