Good new for Irish techies, as Facebook has confirmed that it has plans to move into a new, larger office space in East Wall with space for 800 new staff, and the potential to add even more.
One of Ireland’s largest tech employers, Facebook currently employs 1,600 people in its Grand Canal Square offices, but expects to fill that over the next year due to the rapid growth of the company.
Facebook’s Irish boss, Gareth Lambe, told the The Irish Independent that the Irish base is “by far our largest footprint of any country in the world outside our Silicon Valley headquarters.”
He added concerns however, over Ireland’s current housing crisis, saying that “it (the shortage of housing) would be a concern for the future, both in the affordability and the availability,” he said. “In five years’ time, will we have the infrastructure to accommodate future growth?
“That said, it hasn’t been an issue to date in that we’ve managed to scale effectively here. We were 30 people in 2009 and now we’re 1,600 with plans for expansion. But it’s certainly something we’re watching for the future.”
Considering how amazing their Grand Canal offices are, we cannot wait to check out their new swanky home across the Liffey.
See current jobs available at Facebook here.