Video sharing platform TikTok will create about 1,000 new jobs in Ireland. Furthermore, it will add to their existing workforce of 2,000 in Ireland. The fast growing video sharing platform is operating in Ireland since 2019.
Company’s footprint in Ireland
The social media firm TikTok has a number of teams operating in Dublin. These include transparency and accountability teams. In addition, their European data privacy and data protection teams are also present in Ireland. It also has its transparency and accountability center in Dublin. Recently, Tiktok has added its first regional “Fusion Centre” which focuses on trust and security. The head of the IDA says this investment shows Ireland’s strategic importance.
Hiring will start immediately
The latest expansion will create around 1,000 new jobs in Dublin. TikTok CEO Shouzi Chew shared news of the fresh investment with the Taoiseach and CEO of the IDA at a meeting. Moreover, the company is planning to start the recruitment process for these positions immediately. “News of these additional 1,000 jobs, adding to its already substantial headcount, underscores the strategic importance of Ireland in TikTok’s global operations, with its Dublin site now base for a number of the company’s critical functions.” IDA CEO Martin Shanahan said in a statement welcoming the announcement of these new jobs.
Government welcomed the expansion plans
Earlier, TikTok CEO Shouzi Chew and senior company leaders shared this news with Taoiseach and IDA Ireland CEO Martin Shanahan in a meeting. Alongside, TikTok’s management explained their company’s global strategy along with their plans in Ireland. “TikTok’s growth since coming to Ireland has been truly incredible. At the start of 2022, TikTok had over 2,000 employees in Ireland, and the addition of another 1,000 this year really underlines the company’s commitment to Ireland, our people and the environment we have worked hard to create here. There are more people employed in Ireland now than at any other point in our history. We don’t take it for granted and will continue to work hard to make companies like TikTok feel welcome here.” Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said in a statement.
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