Mary Coughlin, Ireland’s Minister of Trade, announced this morning that Facebook will be establishing its “international headquarters” in Dublin, the Irish Times reports.
The Dublin headquarters will house Facebook’s international technical, sales, and operations units serving users across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. US Internet giants Google, Yahoo, and eBay have also chosen to locate offices in Dublin due to Ireland’s friendly stance toward companies looking to expand internationally.
“We looked at a number of different locations and ultimately decided that Dublin was the best pick for a couple of different reasons,” Don Faul, Facebook’s chief of online operations told the Irish Times . “One is that it has got a really strong, multi-lingual talent pool which will really help us grow and scale and ultimately get closer to our users, advertisers and developers in the region.
As Facebook expands in Europe, it is also building operations in Asia. Recently posted BD jobs in Hong Kong and Mumbai show that the company is increasing its efforts across the continent