It was announced on Friday that TikTok is to hire an additional 1,000 workers in Ireland.
Ireland is the base for a number of TikTok's critical functions including its EMEA Trust and Safety Hub, European SMB operations, European data privacy and data protection teams, and its Transparency and Accountability Centre.
The news was shared with the Taoiseach and IDA Ireland CEO Martin Shanahan at a meeting on Friday with TikTok CEO Shouzi Chew and senior company leaders, at which both were advised of TikTok’s strategy globally and Ireland’s role in it.
Following the meeting, the Taoiseach said, "Tik Tok’s latest expansion further embeds Ireland as an important hub for its European and Global operations, and is clear evidence of its commitment to this country. The substantial number of additional, highly skilled jobs being created is testament to the strength of Ireland’s offering, which includes a strong talent base and collaborative ecosystem."
Tánaiste Leo Varadkar added, "TikTok’s growth since coming to Ireland has been truly incredible. At the start of 2022, TikTok had over 2,000 employees in Ireland, and the addition of another 1,000 this year really underlines the company’s commitment to Ireland, our people and the environment we have worked hard to create here. There are more people employed in Ireland now than at any other point in our history. We don’t take it for granted and will continue to work hard to make companies like TikTok feel welcome here. I wish the team the very best with this latest expansion."