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.
Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD, who has met senior Twitter executives at their California headquarters in recent years to discuss expansion plans to Ireland, has welcomed the announcement today.
“Twitter is one of the biggest names on the internet and one of the fastest-growing companies in the world," he said.
"Twitter’s decision in 2011 to establish its European HQ in Dublin was a major coup for Ireland and further confirmation of our status as the internet capital of Europe."
“Today’s announcement that they have created 100 jobs already and will create a further 100 in the next 15 months is a huge boost for the country.”