Saturday 19 April 2014

Twitter to add 100 jobs to Irish workforce

Twitter is to add 100 jobs to its Irish workforce, according to the company.

The move, which will double the size of the social network's Dublin office, will see 100 new jobs added by the end of 2014. The jobs will be created in sales, HR, finance, marketing, engineering, legal and user services.

The move comes as Twitter prepares for a stock market flotation, which is expected to see the company float for over 10bn. Twitter staff already employed in Dublin will benefit financially from the flotation.

In less than two years we have gone from one employee to more than 100 people in our Dublin office, with staff working across more than ten business functions," said Twitter's managing director in Ireland, Stephen McIntyre.

"Twitter employees have a real opportunity to make an impact on the business. We are already recruiting for over 30 roles including legal, HR, sales, marketing and engineering positions."

The upgrade is being seen as a major vote of confidence in Twitter's Irish operation. It comes as rival service Facebook, which employs 450 people in Dublin, is also considering increasing its staff count here.

Twitter makes money through advertising on its service. This takes the form of promoted content which allows companies to purchase positions on the service's information stream according to user searches or keywords.

The format is popular with large Irish-based companies, including telecoms firms UPC, Vodafone and Meteor.

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