TikTok to create 1,000 new jobs in Ireland

Chinese video-sharing platform TikTok has announced that it plans to create an additional 1,000 workers to bolster its Irish operation.

At the beginning of this year, the company employed more than 2,000 staff in Ireland. It established its Irish operation in Dublin in 2018.

The news was shared with the Taoiseach and IDA Ireland CEO Martin Shanahan at a meeting with TikTok CEO Shouzi Chew and senior company leaders, at which both were advised of TikTok’s strategy globally and Ireland’s role in it and updated on TikTok’s growth in Ireland and future expansion plans.

Following the meeting, Taoiseach said, “Tik Tok’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.”

“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.”

The Government remains dedicated to cultivating an environment in which businesses of all sizes can succeed and prosper here, both now and into the future.”

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.

IDA Ireland CEO Martin Shanahan said, “TikTok has expanded rapidly since establishing in Dublin in 2019. “

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: its EMEA Trust and Safety Hub, European SMB operations, European Data Privacy and Data Protection team, its Transparency and Accountability Centre and, the most recently added, first regional Fusion Centre to be developed.”

” That represents a substantial, continued investment by TikTok and is proof of the company’s continued commitment to Ireland.”

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