Fast growing video-sharing platform TikTok is to create 1,000 jobs in Ireland.
The new roles will be added to the 2,000 staff already employed by the company here.
TikTok has had a presence in Ireland since 2019.
The social media firm already has its EMEA trust and safety team, its European small and medium-sized business operations, and its European data privacy and data protection team in Ireland.
It also has its transparency and accountability centre, and recently added its first regional “Fusion Centre” which focuses on trust and security.
TikTok CEO Shouzi Chew shared news of the fresh investment with the Taoiseach and CEO of the IDA at a meeting this morning.
“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,” said IDA CEO Martin Shanahan.
Hiring for the new positions is to begin immediately.
“TikTok’s latest expansion further embeds Ireland as an important hub for its European and Global operations, and is clear evidence of its commitment to this country,” said Micheál Martin.
“The substantial number of additional, highly skilled jobs being created is testament to the strength of Ireland’s offering, which includes a strong talent base and collaborative ecosystem.”
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The news was also welcomed by Tánaiste Leo Varadkar.
“TikTok’s growth since coming to Ireland has been truly incredible,” he said.
“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.”