15/08/2022

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TikTok to create 1,000 extra jobs in Eire, bringing general to three,000

DUBLIN, Ireland: TikTok, the video-sharing platform, has announced that it will be hiring 1,000 additional employees in Ireland.

With the new staff, TikTok will bring its Ireland work force to 3,000. TikTok first opened offices in Ireland in 2019.

Currently, TikTok operates its safety team, along with the European small and medium-sized business operations, and its European data privacy and data protection departments in Ireland.

Other TikTok departments located in Ireland include its transparency and accountability centre, and its first regional “Fusion Centre,” which focuses on trust and security.

Reports said TikTok CEO Shouzi Chew first informed Taoiseach Micheal Martin and Martin Shanahan, CEO of the Industrial Development Agency, about expanding its Irish staff at a meeting this week.

“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 Shanahan.

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Company officials said TikTok will immediately begin hiring to fill the 1,000 positions.

“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 Taoiseach Micheal Martin.

The news was also welcomed by Tanaiste Leo Varadkar.

“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,” noted Varadkar.

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