Amazon unveils first Irish fulfilment centre in Dublin

Amazon has opened its first Irish warehouse in Dublin, with the site expected to create 500 jobs.

The ecommerce giant confirmed that the fulfilment centre, located at Baldonnell Business Park, opened this week and is the first of its kind in the Republic of Ireland.

The 630,000 square-foot centre will serve customers across the island of Ireland and the rest of Europe, housing millions of products.

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“We are delighted to have opened the doors of our first fulfilment centre in Dublin this week,” the company said in a statement.

“We are focusing on welcoming our new team and preparing the site in readiness to start delivering to our customers across Ireland.”

Recruitment is underway, with employee wages expected to begin at €13.50 an hour.

The long-promised distribution centre will improve delivery times for Irish Amazon customers and add to the company’s presence in the country.

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