Facebook says it is to create 1, 05 new jobs in the UK this year, delivering a vote of confidence in the UK economy ahead of Brexit.
The tech firm issued a long-term commitment to the country as it made the announcement, in the run-up to a speech to be made in London later on Tuesday by its chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg.
Facebook said the new roles would take its UK workforce beyond 4, people.
More than half of the new staff would be in technology-focused roles, the company explained, including software engineering, product design, data science and product development of its Workplace and Whatsapp platforms.
Others would be part of its community integrity team, which builds the tools and technology the company uses to detect and remove harmful user content.
It has become a growing part of the business amid a backlash against social media communities globally over safety following a string of scandals.
Facebook said it was also looking to expand its London-based artificial intelligence, augmented / virtual reality and engineering infrastructure teams.
The company said the UK capital was already its largest engineering hub outside of the US and the appointments would build key teams ahead of the opening of the first of two new office locations in King’s Cross next year.
Ms Sandberg said: “The UK is a world leader in both innovation and creativity.
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