Monday, February 18 11:03:08
Social media giant, Facebook, is to create 100 new jobs at its Dublin centre, it said today.
This brings the number employed there to 500.
The company's Dublin staff carry out roles in user operations, advertising, sales, policy and safety.
Facebook Ireland's Gareth Lambe said Ireland is a "great" hub of international tech talent.
"These jobs, which reflect growth in markets across Europe but also the Middle East and Africa, mean we will not only be recruiting from the local economy but supporting local businesses by increasing our footprint,'' he added.
"ICT is a key sector targeted in the Government's Action Plan for Jobs,'' commented the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton, as he announced the jobs this morning.
"We are determined to build on the major successes in this sector in recent years, in particular by supporting the further development of the thriving cluster around Dublin's docklands,'' he said.