9th Oct 2014
LinkedIn has announced plans for a significant further investment in Ireland.
The professional social network, which currently employs 600 in Dublin, has bought a new office building that will accommodate twice its current workforce.
It has acquired a 17,000 square metre building beside its existing offices at Wilton Place.
LinkedIn initially employed three staff when it first came to Dublin in 2010.
In the intervening four years, that number has increased to 600, as the company aggressively grew its international business.
The new site has enough capacity to allow LinkedIn grow its Irish workforce to 1,200 people in the future, but it is not making any specific commitments on job creation.
Construction work will begin in May next year, with building works expected to be completed at the beginning of 2017.
LinkedIn did not say how much it is spending on the project, but it is understood the overall investment will reach €90m.
LinkedIn’s senior director in Ireland Sharon McCooey said the attraction of Dublin is its vibrant digital technology ecosystem, as well as a strong pool of talent.