LinkedIn’s EMEA HQ in Dublin is here to stay if the company’s latest jobs announcement is anything to go by, with numbers soon swelling to 1,200 on site.
With Dublin currently a “centre of expertise” for natural language processing and machine learning within LinkedIn, added numbers will bolster the company’s offering in over 50 markets.
The 200 new employees announced today (29 November) will be partly made up of new engineers, with roles in sales, sales support and customer operations also included.
The news emerged as LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner visited the company’s Dublin facility, meeting with An Taoiseach Enda Kenny, TD, in the process.
“At LinkedIn, we’re continuing to invest in the people and infrastructure required to create economic opportunity for every member of the global workforce,” said Weiner.
“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 1,000-person team with another 200 employees.”
The announcement comes ahead of the completion of LinkedIn’s EMEA HQ at Wilton Place, with construction set to finish next year.
The new office space has been designed anticipating the needs of a growing workforce, with the company soon to boast an in-house gym, 300 bicycle parking spots, barista stations and a music room on site.
“We are so proud to welcome our Taoiseach and our CEO to our office today to share the fantastic news that our business continues to grow in Dublin,” said Sharon McCooey, senior director of international operations and site lead at LinkedIn Ireland.
“To meet that task, we’re looking for great sales, operations and engineering talent to join our team.”
Kenny lauded the company’s growth in Ireland, calling today’s announcement “further demonstration” that access to “skilled people” remains attractive to global tech companies.
“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,” said Kenny.
“More broadly, the Government is prioritising work with our European partners to progress the digital single market to break down the barriers to new growth opportunities across the continent.”
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