At an event to celebrate its fifth anniversary in Ireland, LinkedIn announced it now employs 900 people, with more than 100 additional open positions at present.
The company has also announced that the next phase of construction has commenced on its international headquarters in Dublin, expected to be complete at the beginning of 2017.
An Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD said: “It is a fantastic endorsement for Ireland that one of the leading internet companies in the world has selected Dublin as the location for its international headquarters. In a short space of time, LinkedIn has become a major employer in Ireland and continues to grow. The calibre of people employed by LinkedIn reflects the quality of the Irish workforce and is another reason why Ireland is seen as a global centre for technology and internationalisation. The Government plans to keep the recovery going by keeping Ireland competitive for new investment and jobs.”
Sharon McCooey, senior director, International Operations, LinkedIn, added: “As one of LinkedIn’s first employees in Ireland, it has been fantastic to be part of driving the evolution of the company. We have grown from a team of three to a workforce of 900 people in five short years and we continue to expand with the construction of our new international headquarters here in the city centre. Our location at the heart of Europe’s digital ecosystem means that we are ideally placed for the future.”
John Herlihy, EMEA managing director, LinkedIn, commented: “Ireland is a great place to do business and is a hugely important base for LinkedIn. Having recently joined the LinkedIn team, I’m looking forward to a bright future as we grow and expand our team in Dublin.”