Facebook Brings 800 IT Jobs to London

The US global tech giant, Facebook, opens a colossal new hub in Central London. The Oxford Street office will create over 800 new IT and engineering jobs for the UK.

The interior of Facebook’s new office at Rathbone Place, central London. Photograph: Ben Lister/PA, The Guardian.

Amid the uncertainty of Brexit, Facebook has cast a vote of confidence in the UK and decided to expand its UK workforce by 50% – expecting to employ over 2,300 people by the end of this year. With over half of these employees at the London site dedicated solely to engineering, the London giant will become Facebook’s largest engineering hub outside of the US.

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The exterior of Facebook’s new London office. Photograph: Ben Lister/PA, The Guardian.

This uniquely, highly contemporary building is located just off Oxford Street and will host the LDN_LAB, designed to invite tech start-ups to accelerate their development throughout a three-month scheme.

What does this mean to you?

Are you a start-up tech company? Applications for the initial five start-ups invited to take part in the LDN_LAB have just opened. If you are a London-based software engineer or developer and are considering pastures new for 2018 – perhaps this global cooperation could be the start of your next career step?

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US digital giants cast a vote of confidence in the UK and bring thousands of new IT jobs with them…

Facebook, along with other US digital giants such as Amazon and Google, have not been deterred from setting-up-shop in the UK since our decision to leave the European Union. Google announced last year their decision to build a new office in the UK capital to accommodate over 7,000 new employees.

Nicola Mendelsohn, Vice-President of Facebook’s European operations, said: “Today’s announcements show that Facebook is more committed than ever to the UK and in supporting the growth of the country’s innovative start-ups.”

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