Linkedin buys new HQ to hire 600 more in Ireland

Posted by | October 09, 2014 | Company News, Employment News | No Comments

Professional networking giant LinkedIn is to construct a new international headquarters in Dublin, after acquiring a 17,507sq m site at Wilton Place. LinkedIn said the site had the capacity to see the company’s Irish workforce double from 600 to 1,200.

Construction on the new headquarters will begin in May 2015 with building expected to be completed at the beginning of 2017. Sources close to the company said the investment, including the cost of building, would amount to €90 million.

Senior director Sharon McCooey said the company was making a “long-term commitment to Ireland” with the acquisition of the site and construction of a six-story international headquarters.She said Ireland was one of LinkedIn’s top markets when it came to membership, with 1.2 million users. “For that reason we are extremely pleased to be announcing a further investment in Ireland and an expansion of our operational presence here.

Irish staff now make up more than 10pc of the company’s overall global headcount, which stands at 5,700. The company bases a variety of different functions including sales and marketing at its offices in Wilton Place.

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