LinkedIn To Open Global Headquarters in Dublin

LinkedIn To Open Global Headquarters in Dublin

The social-networking service for professionals LinkedIn is to locate a new international headquarters in Dublin, joining Google, eBay, and Facebook among the bevy of internet giants setting up shop in the city.

The headquarters, which will open on Sir John Rogerson’s Quay in April, will create jobs in sales, marketing, finance and customer service.

Details of current openings can be found on the LinkedIn website.

LinkedIn’s offices in Mountain View, California will continue to serve as corporate headquarters with Dublin as the center for international growth.

The company says it will manage its international expansion from Dublin, working with teams in London and the Netherlands.

LinkedIn now has more than 14 million members in Europe and 60 million worldwide.

Commenting on today’s announcement, IDA Ireland CEO Barry O’Leary said: “This is an endorsement that Ireland can satisfy the needs of highly innovative and technologically advanced companies as they make critical investments. It demonstrates the advantages Ireland continues to offer global multinational companies and fits neatly with the type of service innovation investment identified by IDA in its recently published strategy Horizon 2020.”

“Being based in Dublin gives us access to a highly skilled workforce and enables us to coordinate our business growth across Europe and beyond to deliver the best possible service to our members,” explained Kevin Eyres (pictured), managing director of LinkedIn Europe.

Dublin is location of choice for top web firms
Dublin is rapidly becoming the location of choice for next-generation internet companies. Google is continuing to expand its 1,500-strong operations, while Facebook is adding new functions all the time and is doubling its Dublin workforce to 140 people.

In related news, social gaming company Zynga, the firm behind popular games such as Farmville and Mafia Wars, which has already built up revenues of US$300m, is also planning to locate a new base in Dublin.

Yesterday, eBay expanded its Dublin operation with news of 150 new jobs.

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