LinkedIn has marked the milestone of growing its Irish membership to two million people by announcing that it is creating 800 new jobs which will bring its headcount at its Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA) headquarters in Wilton Place in Dublin to 2,000 people by summer next year. The expansion is a result of ongoing growth of its business.
Recruitment of the new positions has already commenced. LinkedIn has grown its headcount from 1,200 people to 1,500 people since its last expansion announcement. There are over 100 roles open today in areas such as sales, marketing, customer service, finance and analytics. The balance of positions to be filled by summer next year.
LinkedIn is also renewing its ‘ReturnIn’ programme, piloted last year, which provides customised support for people returning to employment after taking time out to look after children or act as a carer. From today, all of the company’s open roles in Ireland encourage applications from returners, and customised support will be offered to successful candidates based on their needs.
Welcoming the announcement Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys TD said, "I am delighted to see this announcement from LinkedIn which reaffirms their commitment to Ireland and Dublin’s position as the Digital Capital of Europe. I am particularly pleased that LinkedIn’s ReturnIn scheme will provide extra support for those seeking to return to the workforce after taking a career break to look after children or acting as a carer. It is also encouraging to see a vibrant community of two million Irish members using the professional network to find jobs and drive business opportunities. I would like to wish the company well and look forward to our mutually beneficial relationship continuing to develop in the years ahead."
Head of LinkedIn Ireland, Sharon McCooey added, "Our growth in Ireland continues at a phenomenal pace, both as an employer, but also as a platform that two million Irish professionals have come to rely on to develop their careers and find their next job. Our Irish office has become our second largest office in the world, after our global HQ, and our Irish members are some of the most active and engaged on our platform."