DUBLIN, Ireland - Facebook has cemented its support for Ireland as its international base with an announcement that it is expanding its operations further, creating an additional 1,000 jobs in Ireland, across sixty teams.
The expansion will take place this year with new jobs in the engineering, safety, legal, policy, marketing and sales sectors.
A senior IDA Ireland official on Monday said the expansion demonstrates the company considers Ireland its primary strategic hub for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
The extension of existing operations is the second in two months. In November Facebook announced a further major investment in Ireland with news iot had entered into a long-term lease of 14 acres for a new campus development in the heart of Ballsbridge in Dublin 4; the premises known as the Bankcentre currently occupied by AIB.
"Facebook has expanded significantly in Ireland in recent years to support its international growth. Today's announcement further deepens its commitment to Ireland, it has become the primary strategic international hub for the company; servicing millions of users across EMEA," Martin Shanahan, CEO IDA Ireland said Monday.
Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys added: "Today's announcement, which follows on from the acquisition of their new campus late last year, is another landmark day for Facebook in Ireland. Their continued expansion here reaffirms their commitment to Ireland and deepens our partnership. It demonstrates that we have the skills and talent available to allow companies like Facebook to grow and embed their operations in Ireland, and strengthens Dublin's position as the Digital Capital of Europe."