Facebook plan to hire 1,000 people across 60 teams in Ireland in 2019
Facebook COO, Sheryl Sandberg was in Dublin to attend a series of events including Facebook’s ‘Gather’ in Croke Park, for over 500 small and medium businesses from Ireland and across the EMEA region, at which she delivered the keynote address and announced investments in Ireland in 2019.
In her remarks, Sheryl Sandberg affirmed Facebook’s continued commitment to its Irish operation, which is the largest outside of its headquarters in California. Building on last year’s Ballsbridge Campus expansion plan, Sheryl announced that Facebook plan to hire 1,000 people across 60 teams in Ireland in 2019. The jobs created will span the engineering, safety, legal, policy, marketing and sales teams.
Online safety programmes investment to reach €1 million
In addition, Sheryl Sandberg revealed that Facebook is tripling its investment in online safety programmes run by the National Anti-Bullying Centre (ABC) and SpunOut.ie, bringing the total investment to €1 million. This money will go towards supporting important research conducted by ABC, expanding the nationwide online safety training program for teachers and parents of secondary school students, and creating an online safety resource for teens in partnership with SpunOut.ie.