EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Facebook

Company/Organisation:
Facebook

Geographic Location

Country: United Kingdom
Region: Inner London - West; Inner London; London
Location of affected unit(s): London

Company

Sector: Information / communication
IT and other information services
63.11 - Data processing, hosting and related activities
Number Employed: 3000

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 20-01-2020
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 21-01-2020
Planned Job Creation: 1000

Additional Information

Facebook, the US-based social media platform, has announced plans to create 1,000 new jobs in its engineering centre in London by the end of 2020. The majority of the new jobs will be in data science, software engineering and product design units of the company. The remaining positions will be internal team support positions. Some of them will be responsible for identifying and removing problematic content across the company’s platforms: Facebook, Messenger, WhatsApp and Instagram.

Facebook currently employs over 3,000 people in London at three sites, which include the company’s largest engineering centre outside the US.

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