Facebook to add 1,000 new jobs this year in Ireland

The social media network Facebook said it will hire 1,000 people at its international headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, this year.
Facebook customerFacebook started work late last year on a new office campus in Dublin, allowing it to more than double its current staff of over 4,000.

Facebook in July said it would double its presence in London, acquiring nearly 600,000 square feet (56,000 square meters) of office space across two buildings in King’s Cross – enough for more than 6,000 workstations.

The social network did not say how many jobs it would add in the British capital, where it expects to employ 2,300 people by the end of 2018. It added 800 jobs in London in 2017.

Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg said the new roles would primarily be assigned to its crackdown on abuse taking place on its site.

“Facebook has had a hard time these last few years, and that is because we need to do a better job keeping people safe on our platform,” Sandberg said.

“We have massively ramped up investment in safety and security. This means jobs. We do a lot of that in Ireland and today we’re going to be hiring an additional 1,000 people in Ireland in the next year alone.”

Facebook runs a number of global and regional teams across four locations in Ireland, where it began with just 30 employees a decade ago. It now employs engineers, legal professionals and marketing and sales staff.

Cloud software maker Salesforce announced on Friday that it would more than double its workforce in Ireland by adding 1,500 jobs over the next five years.

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