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Tuesday 23 September 2014

Airbnb to double staffing levels in Dublin to 200

Ailish O'Hora

Published 04/04/2014 | 08:45

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AIRBNB is to double staffing levels at its Dublin office to 200 people, the company announced today.

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The company, which has listings in more than 34,000 cities, lets users rent out a couch, bedroom or house worldwide and charges a fee for each transaction.

Positions currently recruiting for are in its customer experience and hospitality teams based in Ringsend, Dublin.

Brian Chesky, co-founder and chief executive officer of Airbnb said: “We came to Dublin because it has hospitality in its DNA and I’ve been so inspired by the culture we’ve already created in our office here. We have an amazing home in Dublin from which we’re supporting our community across Europe and I can’t wait to welcome another 100 people to join us.”

He also credited the IDA and Taoiseach Enda Kenny with the work being done to promote Ireland as a European hub for multinationals.

Airbnb is understood to be raising about $450m in a deal that would value it at $10bn.

A financing back in 2012 valued the firm at $2.5bn.

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