Friday 30 September 2016

Facebook to create 200 new jobs at Dublin HQ

Published 14/03/2016 | 11:44

Facebook Dublin. Photo: Brian Lawless/PA Wire
Facebook Dublin. Photo: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Facebook plans to create 200 new jobs in its Dublin headquarters, the company has said.

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The social networking giant says that it will employ 1,500 people in Dublin by the end of the year, with room to expand to 2,000 employees.

Facebook said the full-time roles in sales, engineering and online operations will be filled by the end of the year.

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The company’s Irish boss, Gareth Lambe, made the announcement this morning, flanked by outgoing Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton.

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The company recently said it would stop routing big UK sales through Ireland and pay more tax in Britain as a result.

Facebook moved into a bigger new building beside the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre in 2014 and since then took on extra space next door at 5 Grand Canal Square, with space to accommodate extra staff.

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It is also planning to build a multi-million data centre in Clonee, Co Meath.

 

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