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I would advise them to get themselves physically fit and to maintain it. I would also say that a sense of humour is very important and the ability to laugh at themselves. They should have self discipline and be prepared to accept imposed discipline. Punctuality is very important as is respect for others. If they had sporting interests that would be a help.
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Facebook set to double staff numbers in Dublin

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Facebook set to double staff numbers in Dublin


Thursday, March 16, 2017 




Facebook set to double staff numbers in Dublin

Facebook not only has 109 positions currently open for application at its Dublin offices here, but the company also plans to double its current staff numbers with the announcement today of yet another expansion plan.

The social media giant has confirmed to media that it has signed a deal for an additional office building in the city's East Wall area of Dublin, in th north docklands. the new building has space for 800 additional staff.

Facebook currently employs 1,600 people at its Grand Canal Square premises which has the capacity for 2,000 people, but the comapny expect to fill that over the next 12 months.

The company have now taken space for another 800 desks in the new East Wall building with growth over the next few years in mind.

Ireland is Facebook's largest footprint of any country in the world outside of its Silicon Valley headquarters. With this expansion, almost 10,000 of Dublin city's industrial jobs will soon be provided by just two companies - Facebook and Google. 

Facebook opend here with just 30 people in 2009 and currently has 1,600 employees. The company is keeping a close watch the shortage of housing in Dublin, saying that it might become a concern for the future, in terms of both affordability and availability. 

Find out more about career opportunities and current vacancies at Facebook here.

The CareersPortal Team