LinkedIn to base its international HQ in Dublin

Business social networking site LinkedIn is to base its international headquarters in Dublin, creating jobs in marketing, sales, finance and customer service. LinkedIn, which claims 60 million members worldwide, has said it will spearhead its international growth from a new Dublin base, working with teams in its existing London and Amsterdam offices. The Silicon Valley company said now was the right time to establish an international headquarters. The company has nearly tripled its European membership in two years, rising from five million in January 2008 to 14 million now, of which three million are in the UK and one million in the Netherlands. The company said it had a “growing member base in Ireland”. It had been expected for several months to announce that it would establish a base in Ireland. It said it would continue to centre product development in its Mountain View, California, headquarters. Launched seven years ago, LinkedIn has emerged from a pool of competitors to become the site of choice for business users and is widely used in business circles by senior executives to consultants in some 150 industry sectors and 200 countries. It has also established itself as a leading job search tool for both potential employees and recruiters


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