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Facebook To Create 1,000 New Jobs In London

22 Jan 2020

Facebook To Create 1,000 New Jobs In London

Facebook has announced plans which will see the social media firm create around 1,000 new jobs in London before the end of the year.

It is thought that around half of the new vacancies will be tech jobs in London, with a mix of roles including data scientists, product designers and software engineers.

The recruitment spree will see Facebook increase its London headcount by around a third, taking it to around 4,000 employees in the capital before the end of 2020.

Announcing the recruitment drive, Facebook's chief operating officer, Sheryl Sandberg, said. “The UK is a world leader in both innovation and creativity. That's why I'm excited that we plan to hire an additional 1,000 people in London this year alone. London is home to Facebook's biggest engineering hub outside the US and we're committed to investing here for the long-term.”

“Many of these high-skilled jobs will help us address the challenges of an open internet and develop artificial intelligence to find and remove harmful content more quickly. They will also help us build the tools that help small businesses grow, compete with larger companies and create new jobs.,” said Ms Sandberg.

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, welcomed the announcement from Facebook, saying: “London's tech sector is a global success story and the 1,000 new jobs Facebook is creating shows that our city has the talent to attract tech companies of all sizes from across the world.”

“Facebook's commitment to growing its business in the capital demonstrates that London is open and remains at the forefront of tech innovation,” added Mr Khan.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson also commented, saying: “It’s great news Facebook plans to create 1,000 more jobs in London; yet another sign of the strength of our dynamic tech sector. The UK is at the centre of tech growth and innovation, and is leading the way as the world’s biggest tech hub outside of Silicon Valley.”

“The UK is successfully creating both homegrown firms at the forefront of cutting-age technologies, such as artificial intelligence, whilst attracting established global tech giants like Facebook. We are committed to making the UK the safest place in the world to be online, alongside being one of the best places for technology companies to be based,” added the Prime Minister.

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