The news was shared with the Taoiseach and IDA Ireland CEO Martin Shanahan at a meeting with TikTok CEO Shou Zi 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, the 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.”
Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said, “TikTok’s growth since coming to Ireland has been truly incredible. At the start of 2022, TikTok had over 2,000 employees in Ireland, and the addition of another 1,000 this year really underlines the company’s commitment to Ireland, our people and the environment we have worked hard to create here. There are more people employed in Ireland now than at any other point in our history. We don’t take it for granted and will continue to work hard to make companies like TikTok feel welcome here. I wish the team the very best with this latest expansion.”
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.”
Source: IDA Ireland