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LinkedIn announces 200 new jobs for Dublin

Written by Robert McHugh, on 29th Nov 2016. Posted in Ireland

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It was announced today that Linkedin will be creating 200 new jobs at the company’s EMEA headquarters in Dublin.

The announcement comes ahead of the completion of LinkedIn’s EMEA HQ at Wilton Place with construction set to finish in 2017.

The new office space has been designed anticipating the needs of a changing workforce with a range of innovative amenities such as an in-house gym, 300 bicycle parking spots, barista stations and a music room. 

CEO of Linkedin, Jeff Weiner today visited the company’s EMEA headquarters and met with An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny TD.

Established in Ireland in 2010 with just three employees, LinkedIn has since grown to become one of Ireland’s leading technology employers. Today 1,000 employees work across all product lines and support over 50 markets from the UK to as far as Poland, Turkey and South Africa.  

With this announcement 200 additional roles will be created, expanding the team to support ongoing growth in the region with new roles in sales & sales support, customer operations and engineering. The growing engineering team in Ireland is focused on natural language processing and machine learning, in which Dublin is increasingly a centre of expertise. 

Welcoming the announcement, An Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD said, "I welcome LinkedIn's continued growth in Ireland with the addition of these 200 new jobs. Today’s announcement is further demonstration that our skilled people are highly attractive to the world’s leading technology firms. We have worked hard to create a positive business environment for companies like LinkedIn who are investing here because of our open economy, skilled people, and our strong relationship with Europe and progressive society which makes Ireland an attractive place for people to work and live." 

CEO at LinkedIn, Jeff Weiner added, "At LinkedIn, we’re continuing to invest in the people and infrastructure required to create economic opportunity for every member of the global workforce. Ireland has proven to be a very strategic location for us to headquarter our EMEA operations, and we look forward to growing our footprint in Ireland by expanding our already 1000-person team with another 200 employees."

Source: www.businessworld.ie

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