Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) officials have just announced that they are looking to fill over 100 new positions at their headquarters in Ireland.
Gareth Lambe, lead of Facebook’s office in Ireland, said, “Ireland is a great hub of international tech talent which is one reason why Facebook has its international HQ in Dublin. Today’s announcement means we will be expanding our workforce across multiple disciplines such as user operations, safety and advertising.”
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Richard Bruton, Facebook Enterprise Minister, made the official announcement early this morning. He added that it would create a significant boost for the tech market in Ireland. These jobs will include roles for advertising, user operations, and safety.
In efforts to follow the policy, Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) will recruit employees in and out of Ireland.
Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) has kept their Ireland headquarters in Dublin since 2008. On Monday, Paddy Power made a suggestion as to which multinational tech giant would would add a large influx of jobs in the near future. It cited Twitter’s headquarter opening two years ago.
There is no official statement from the IDA representative regarding the matter.
According to Independent.ie , this announcement means Facebook headquarters in Dublin is in it’s full capacity. They took out a lease on the last floor in the building ,which has a total of six stories. They are also using other buildings throughout the city for other teams.
Facebook’s job expansion in Ireland should prove to be the much needed economic boost the company needs. This report comes as good news for the company as it recently announced that its flagship website was hacked into last month. The hacker was able to access sensitive information through a Java loophole. As stated by the company, the attack happened when a small group of employees visited the mobile developer website that was compromised. It was then suggested from sources that Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) should disable Java in their browser.