Twitter to create 100 jobs at European HQ in Dublin

Twitter staff at Dublin office
Image caption The announcement was made as Twitter celebrated the second anniversary of opening its Dublin offices

One hundred new jobs are to be created at Twitter's European headquarters in Dublin by the end of next year, the company has announced.

The social networking website currently employs 100 staff at its offices in Pearse Street in the city centre.

The new jobs will include positions in the firms sales, legal, human resources and finance departments, as well as marketing and engineering posts.

Twitter, founded in 2006, has more than 200m active users.

They post more than 500m tweets a day on the microblogging service.

The jobs announcement was made on the second anniversary of the opening of Twitter's Dublin offices.

'Huge boost'

It was welcomed by the Irish Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton.

He said: "Twitter is one of the biggest names on the internet and one of the fastest-growing companies in the world.

"Twitter's decision in 2011 to establish its European HQ in Dublin was a major coup for Ireland and further confirmation of our status as the internet capital of Europe."

"Today's announcement that they have created 100 jobs already and will create a further 100 in the next 15 months is a huge boost for the country," Mr Bruton added.

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