TikTok to create 200 new jobs in Ireland

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TikTok has announced the creation of 200 new jobs at its European data centre in Dublin.
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James Cox

TikTok has announced that it will create 200 new jobs in Ireland by early 2021.

The jobs are part of the Chinese social media platform's expansion of its presence in Ireland, going from 20 employees to 1,100 in one year.

The news has been welcomed by Taoiseach Micheál Martin, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar and IDA Ireland.

TikTok's Dublin Hub employs 900 people at the moment and this will grow to 1,100 employees in the next three months.

The senior EMEA Leadership Team based in Dublin works on trust and safety and data protection and privacy.

Dublin is also a dedicated SMB Commercial team.

Pictured at Ireland’s Government Buildings (November 2020) at the announcement of TikTok’s 1,100 jobs for Dublin are Cormac Keenan, Head of Trust and Safety TikTok; Taoiseach Micheál Martin TD; and Martin Shanahan, CEO IDA Ireland.

Over 100 million people are active on TikTok in Europe every month, with the Dublin Hub designed to 'ensure that as this community continues to grow, we are doing everything we can to keep TikTok as a safe space for positive, creative expression'.

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The European data centre in Dublin was built at a cost of €420 million.

Vanessa Pappas, interim head of TikTok, said: "In less than a year, Ireland has rapidly become a vital centre for both our European and global operations. Its strong pool of skilled and diverse talent, booming digital and technology sector, and rich heritage of arts and culture, make it such an attractive base for a platform that prides itself on being an inclusive home for creative expression."

Welcoming the news, the Taoiseach said: “TikTok is an amazing success story, made even more remarkable by the short period of time in which it has been operational. Its rise globally has been mirrored by its impressive growth in Ireland – from just 20 employees at the start of 2020 to over 900 today. I welcome TikTok’s commitment to Ireland and its pledge to increase numbers to over 1,100 in 2021. These are high quality jobs, but more specifically, they are aimed at ensuring that people can use the app safely while upholding the highest data protection standards."

 

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