Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 16 September 2014

LinkedIn creates 100 jobs in Dublin

The world's largest social networking site for professionals plans to create 100 new jobs in Dublin.

LinkedIn, which has more than 100 million members in 200-plus countries and territories, is expanding its operations in Ireland with roles for graduates and experienced staff.

Jobs available over the next 12 months will be in sales, business development, marketing, customer services, finance, HR and operations. More than 15 of those posts are already open.

Richard Bruton, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, said LinkedIn was an excellent addition to the thriving digital media industry operating from Ireland.

"The creation of 100 jobs by a leading global internet company across a wide range of business functions is very welcome indeed and will provide employment opportunities for highly skilled staff in an exciting and innovative business," he said.

Connie Gibney, international human resources director at LinkedIn, said the company has continued to expand since it opened its international headquarters at Sir John Rogerson's Quay in March last year.

Working closely with IDA Ireland, it has since added more than 70 people to its workforce in the country and 40 million additional members worldwide.

"Ireland is increasingly one of the world's centres of talented people with international language skills and experience in working for fast-growing internet companies," said Ms Gibney.

"This makes it the ideal place from which to support our continuing growth in Europe and further abroad."

The LinkedIn website launched in 2003 and boasts that one million new members join every week - more than one member per second. In Europe, LinkedIn hit 20 million users in December and announced it had 100 million members worldwide last week.

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