LinkedIn’s new EMEA HQ to see 70 jobs created

by Gazette Reporter

SOME 70 jobs are to be created at tech giant LinkedIn’s new headquarters, which opened in Dublin 2 earlier this week.
The social network for professionals officially opened their Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) regional headquarters at Wilton Place on Monday.
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Tanaiste Francis Fitzgerald were on hand to unveil the state-of-the-art five-storey building (left), which has been designed to create opportunities for LinkedIn staff and visitors to socialise, collaborate and exchange ideas.
Some of the facilities include a music studio, a high-end gym and fitness studio, a restaurant, coffee bar, an expansive roof terrace and a games room.
A number of Irish companies were involved in the building works, and at the height of the construction – which was completed in two years – the project saw 360 workers on site every day.
The new building is the first that LinkedIn has built outside the USA, and is the result of an €85 million investment. The development was undertaken in order to meet the needs of LinkedIn’s growing workforce in Ireland, which has increased from three employees to 1,200 in just seven years.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Mr Varadkar said: “When LinkedIn first came to Ireland in 2010 we were in the middle of one of our darkest periods economically.
“But today, thanks to the sacrifices of the Irish people and the policies pursued by the Government, our economy has recovered, and we are now facing the future with renewed confidence.
“Over the last seven years, the LinkedIn workforce here in Dublin has grown from just three staff members to 1,200.
“Indeed, LinkedIn’s belief in Ireland as a location for investment has contributed to our economic recovery.”
LinkedIn Ireland chief Sharon McCooey added: “With our new EMEA HQ in the heart of Dublin, we have an office that we are proud to call home, and we are honoured that An Taoiseach and An
Tanaiste were able to join us for this landmark moment for our growth in Ireland.
“The level of our investment reflects our commitment to Ireland and the great work our amazing team in Dublin does every day.”

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