Facebook to take on 100 new staff in Dublin office

Trade

18 February 2013

Social network Facebook is to create more than 100 new jobs at its international HQ, bringing the total number of employees at the Dublin office to over 500. The expansion is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation and IDA Ireland.

Gareth Lambe, acting head of office for Facebook Ireland said: "Ireland is a great hub of international tech talent which is one reason why Facebook has its international HQ in Dublin. [This] announcement means we will be expanding our workforce across multiple disciplines such as user operations, safety and advertising. These jobs, which reflect growth in markets across Europe but also the Middle East and Africa, mean we will not only be recruiting from the local economy but supporting local businesses by increasing our footprint."

IDA CEO Barry O’Leary said: "Social media remains a key strategic industry for Ireland in terms of job creation, and no brand name better represents that sector’s thriving growth than Facebook. Employment-intensive services are a key focus of IDA’s Horizon 2020 strategy. The latest expansion and the nature of the employment being created illustrate how important the company is to the digital media cluster Ireland has developed over recent years".

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