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Facebook to create 1000 new Irish jobs in 2019

Written by Robert McHugh, on 21st Jan 2019. Posted in Ireland

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Today, Facebook COO, Sheryl Sandberg was in Dublin to attend a series of events including Facebook’s ‘Gather’ in Croke Park at which she delivered the keynote address and announced investments in Ireland in 2019. 

In her remarks, Sheryl Sandberg affirmed Facebook’s continued commitment to its Irish operation, which is the largest outside of its headquarters in California. Building on last year’s Ballsbridge Campus expansion plan, Sheryl announced that Facebook plan to hire 1,000 people across 60 teams in Ireland in 2019. The jobs created will span the engineering, safety, legal, policy, marketing and sales teams.

In addition, Sheryl Sandberg revealed that Facebook is tripling its investment in online safety programmes run by the National Anti-Bullying Centre (ABC) and SpunOut.ie, bringing the total investment to €1 million.

This money will go towards supporting important research conducted by ABC, expanding the nationwide online safety training program for teachers and parents of secondary school students, and creating an online safety resource for teens in partnership with SpunOut.ie. 
 
Sheryl Sandberg was in Dublin attending ‘Gather’, an event for over 500 small and medium businesses from Ireland and across the EMEA region to hear from experts on industry insights and tools available on Facebook and Instagram to grow their business.

At the event, Minister of State for EU Affairs, Helen McEntee TD delivered an address to over 500 SMEs on how Ireland and Europe are getting ready for Brexit. 
 
Source: www.businessworld.ie

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