TikTok announced today that beginning with fewer than 20 people at the start of the year, there are now nearly 600 people based in Dublin working at the company.
The goal of this team in Dublin is to ensure TikTok's overall approach complements local culture and context, and works closely with regional regulators, policymakers, government and law enforcement agencies in pursuit of the highest standard of user safety possible.
The entire user safety strategy, decision-making and enforcement function for Europe and the UK are led by this team, with senior leaders spanning functions including policy-making, product and process, incident management and quality assurance, as well as experts in areas such as minor safety and hate speech.
TikTok have nearly 900 employees in Dublin today and expect to create at least another 200 roles over the next three months, bringing the total headcount in Ireland to over 1,100 by January 2021.
Welcoming this achievement, An Taoiseach, Micheál Martin said, "I welcome TikTok’s commitment to Ireland and its pledge to increase numbers to over 1,100 in 2021. These are high quality jobs, but more specifically, they are aimed at ensuring that people can use the app safely while upholding the highest data protection standards."
Interim Head of TikTok, Vanessa Pappas added, "In less than a year, Ireland has rapidly become a vital centre for both our European and global operations. Its strong pool of skilled and diverse talent, booming digital and technology sector, and rich heritage of arts and culture, make it such an attractive base for a platform that prides itself on being an inclusive home for creative expression."