TikTok to create 200 new jobs in Ireland by January 2021 2 weeks ago

TikTok to create 200 new jobs in Ireland by January 2021

No, you won't be asked to do funny dances for a living.

TikTok has announced that it will create 200 more jobs in Ireland by early 2021.

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This will bring the total number of staff that TikTok has in Ireland to over 1,100 by January of next year.

The Chinese social media giant has announced plans to bring its employee numbers here to 1,100 by January - having employed only 20 people here at the start of this year.

The popular video app announced earlier in the year that it had plans to open its first European data centre in Ireland with an investment of approximately €420 million.

Commenting on the news, Cormac Keenan, Head of Trust & Safety at TikTok, said: "Today, over 100 million people in Europe are active on TikTok every month and we want to ensure that as this community continues to grow, we are doing everything we can to keep TikTok as a safe space for positive, creative expression.

"While our initial focus was on establishing and growing this hub, Ireland is an important centre for more than just trust and safety.

"We have nearly 900 employees in Dublin today, and we expect to create at least another 200 roles over the next three months, bringing our total headcount in Ireland to over 1,100 by January 2021."

An Taoiseach Micheál Martin also welcomed the news, saying: "TikTok is an amazing success story, made even more remarkable by the short period of time in which it has been operational.

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"Its rise globally has been mirrored by its impressive growth in Ireland – from just 20 employees at the start of 2020 to over 900 today. I welcome TikTok’s commitment to Ireland and its pledge to increase numbers to over 1,100 in 2021.

"These are high quality jobs, but more specifically, they are aimed at ensuring that people can use the app safely while upholding the highest data protection standards."