CEO of Facebook Mr. Mark Zuckerberg promises that there will be several hundred’s of jobs in Ireland next year by Facebook.
Most of the new jobs will be in Dublin. Which is home to the social media company’s international headquarters.
Speaking after his meeting with Mr Zuckerberg and other executives, Mr Varadkar said, “They have confirmed they are going to expand their operations in Ireland.
The tech giant CEO Mark Zuckerberg confirmed there will a substantial jobs boost “in the higher end of the hundreds” during a meeting with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar today.
Ireland is home to Facebook’s largest office outside of Silicon Valley, employing 2,200 people in Dublin and Cork.
“That was very positive announcement that Facebook is investing in Ireland. Very happy with their operations in Ireland, and are going to increase their employment levels and roles in Ireland by several hundred next year.”
When Facebook opened its first offices in Ireland in 2009 it employed just 30 people.
Mr Varadkar said the jobs would be “expanding on existing facilities”.
“They indicated that there will be several hundred additional roles in Ireland next year. He said, We were not able to disclose the exact figure. But it’s certainly in the higher end of the hundreds”.
Tech giant CEO in meeting with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar
“All are happy that our Irish operations will be growing in 2018 with hundreds more jobs across all our teams. We also recently announced that we are expanding the Clonee Data Centre. Which will keep construction crews busy well into 2020.Further demonstrating our long-term commitment to investment in Ireland.”
Though the jobs come on top of a recent announcement that Facebook are expanding a data centre in Clonee, Co Meath.
Head of Facebook Ireland said: “As the home of our international headquarters, Ireland is an important part of Facebook’s story. And one of the most vibrant tech communities in the world.