200 new Facebookers join Dublin HQ

Economy, Technology | Tue 15 Mar | Author – Business & Finance
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Facebook is creating a further 200 full-time jobs in Dublin to be filled by the end of the year, taking the total number of employees at Facebook’s international headquarters to 1,500.

Facebook recently doubled the size of its premises in Silicon Docks, bringing the potential to hire up to 2,000 people in total.

The 200 new jobs created will be split across a range of business functions, including sales, engineering and online operations.

As part of this expansion, the company opened the Facebook Partner Centre, the first of its kind outside the global headquarters in Menlo Park, California.

The space is designed to inspire business partners and stakeholders, learning more about Facebook’s family of apps and services and also spark conversation about the company’s longer term investments in connectivity, artificial intelligence and virtual reality to further achieve its mission to make the world more open and connected.

Gareth Lambe, head of Facebook Ireland, said: “Our commitment to hire 200 talented people before the end of 2016 demonstrates our continued investment in Ireland and reaffirms Dublin as our international headquarters. We’ve had an incredibly exciting start to the year with the Clonee Data Centre announcement, the opening of our first Partner Centre outside of Menlo Park and today’s news.”

He continued: “We look forward to welcoming new Facebookers to the company to help them to build meaningful, lasting careers, as well as business clients to the Partner Centre to give them a look first hand at how Facebook operates, both now and in the future.”