31/03/2011

LinkedIn To Create 100 Dublin Jobs

A company that claims to be the world's largest professional network, LinkedIn - with more than 100 million members worldwide - is to create 100 new jobs in Dublin.

Available over the next 12 months, the roles will include graduate and experienced positions, with opportunities in sales, business development, marketing, customer services, finance, HR and operations. There are more than 15 roles open today.

Making the announcement, the Irish Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD said: "LinkedIn is an excellent addition to the thriving digital media industry operating from Ireland.

"The creation of 100 jobs by a leading global internet company across a wide range of business functions is very welcome indeed and will provide employment opportunities for highly skilled staff in an exciting and innovative business."

Connie Gibney, International Human Resources Director at LinkedIn commented: "LinkedIn has continued to expand since we opened our international headquarters in Dublin in March 2010, working closely with IDA Ireland . Since then, we've added more than 70 people to our team here and 40 million additional members worldwide.

"We're looking for more great people to help us connect the world’s professionals with more opportunities on a massive scale.

"Ireland is increasingly one of the world's centres of talented people with international language skills and experience in working for fast-growing internet companies. This makes it the ideal place from which to support our continuing growth in Europe and further abroad," added Gibney.

One million new members now join LinkedIn every week, the equivalent of a professional joining the site at faster than one member per second. In Europe, LinkedIn hit 20 million users in December 2010 and announced 100 million members worldwide last week. Earlier in March, the company also announced the opening of a new LinkedIn office in Paris, following UK, Netherlands and Ireland.

LinkedIn's Dublin offices are located at Sir John Rogerson's Quay.

(BMcN)

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