17th Mar 2017
Back in February we reported on a rumour that Facebook had a big jobs creating spree planned for Dublin. Today, the Irish Independent has reported that Facebook is nearly doubling its Dublin workforce. The move will bring the number of facebook employees from the current 1,600 to over 3,000. When combined with Google’s Dublin numbers, almost 10,000 people will be working for those two companies alone.
Not bad, considering that only 8 short years ago in 2009, Facebook employed just 30 staff in Ireland. Facebook’s Irish boss Gareth Lambe said: “Over the next number of years, if the business and platform continue to grow, we expect to continue to grow pretty substantially in Ireland. It’s by far our largest footprint of any country in the world outside our Silicon Valley headquarters.”