DUBLIN (Reuters) - fb has taken on an extended-term lease in Dublin with a view to quadruple the floor space at its worldwide headquarters and allow the company to extra than double its current staff of over four,000.

fb stated on Thursday the growth would offer sufficient space for any other 5,000 personnel. Such an boom might make the U.S. Organisation one among the most important multinational employers in ireland next to the likes of Google and Apple, which every rent over 6,000 human beings across the united states.

The social media corporation runs a number of worldwide and local teams across 3 workplace homes in Dublin wherein it employs engineers, felony professionals, advertising and marketing and sales group of workers.

“We’re investing here for the long time,” Gareth Lambe, Head of fb eire said in a declaration.

“This sizable investment in a 14-acre campus with capability for lots more personnel demonstrates our commitment to ireland, our choice to grow our commercial enterprise right here and retain to make a contribution to the economy.”

Irish enterprise Minister Heather Humphreys said the expansion represented a huge vote of self belief in ireland, which aided through low company tax costs, counts overseas mulinationals like fb for round one-in-ten jobs within the speedy-growing financial system.

by using acquiring the hire, fb is taking on the headquarters of Allied Irish Banks, which said formerly it was moving from its workplaces close to Dublin’s generation quarter.