Facebook announces 200 jobs for Dublin

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PIctured: Minister for Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation Richard Bruton with Gareth Lambe, Facebook

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14 March 2016 | 0

Facebook announced that it is creating a further 200 jobs in Dublin. The posts will be filled by the end of the year, taking the total number of employees at Facebook’s international headquarters to 1,500. The new jobs created will be split across a range of business functions, including sales, engineering and online operations.

The social network recently doubled the size of its premises in Silicon Docks to over 250,000 square feet which brings the potential to hire up to 2,000 people in total.

As part of this expansion, the company opened the Facebook Partner Centre, the first of its kind outside it global headquarters in Menlo Park, California. The Centre will be used as a space to promote its products and services to businesses.

The news follows the company’s announcement in January that Clonee in Co Meath will be the site for its first data centre in Ireland – only its second in Europe.

“Our commitment to hire 200 talented people before the end of 2016 demonstrates our continued investment in Ireland and reaffirms Dublin as our International Headquarters,” said Gareth Lambe, head of Facebook Ireland. “We’ve had an incredibly exciting start to the year with the Clonee data centre announcement, the opening of our first partner centre outside of Menlo Park and today’s news.”

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