Farmville Opens European Office in Dublin with 100 New Staff

Almost one-hundred staff has been hired to work at Zynga's Dublin office. Rumors say there are plans for further expansion in the near future. The new office in Dublin plans to focus on online community management, content management, business functions and customer care.

Farmville is a huge hit on Facebook, drawing over 250 million monthly users. Zynga created the game for the social network and has been growing non-stop since opening its doors in the U.S. about four years ago.

Just recently, it was announced that Zynga decided to launch its European headquarters in Dublin, Ireland. The decision is quite an accomplishment for Ireland’s gaming industry.


Almost one-hundred staff has been hired to work at Zynga’s Dublin office. Rumors say there are plans for further expansion in the near future. The new office in Dublin plans to focus on online community management, content management, business functions and customer care.

According to Irish Central, the largest Irish American media site, Zynga’s chief operating officer Marcus Segal told the press that Ireland’s Industrial Development Authority (IDA) helped to broker the deal.

Apparently, IDA came to Zynga and reached out to them early and often during the decision making phase of where to locate in Europe. Other countries approached Zynga as well, but according to Segal, “…nobody did as great a job as the IDA did on really partnering with us and showing us the way.”

Zynga is by no means the first major computer company to be taken by the charm and confidence of the Irish. The country most certainly knows how to draw computer companies to their island. Ireland has already attracted huge computer technology companies like Facebook, Google and Symantec. Each company has major offices in Ireland.

Even though outside companies have moved to Ireland and established themselves as a major operation, Enterprise Ireland is an organization that runs funding competitions to help new technology companies get off the ground in their native country.