There was a major jobs boost in the technology industry as the world’s biggest social media platform Facebook confirmed that it will be creating several hundred positions at its Dublin base in 2018.
The news of the major jobs announcement comes after the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar met the company’s founder Mark Zuckerberg and other top executives at Facebook headquarters in Silicon Valley on Thursday.
Although Facebook refused to disclose how many jobs they will be creating next year, a leading executive did hint that the positions being created will be well North of 500.
In what can be described as major jobs boost for the country, it is thought the confirmation of the positions comes as the Taoiseach met the founder as part of his recent trade mission in the US.
Facebook who currently employ over 2,000 people at its Dublin base say the expansion comes as they will be looking to make further improvements in the European market.
Meanwhile there could be more good news in relation to further international investment as it has been confirmed that Mr Varadkar will meet Apple CEO Tim Cook later today, were they will discuss the corporations plans for future investment at its proposed Athenry data centre.