Tech giant Facebook has announced that it plans to hire a further 1,000 employees in London this year.
Facebook’s COO Sheryl Sandberg made the announced today during an event for UK SMEs businesses.
She called the UK a “world leader in both innovation and creativity.”
“That’s why I’m excited that we plan to hire an additional 1,000 people in London this year alone. London is home to Facebook’s biggest engineering hub outside the US and we’re committed to investing here for the long-term.”
The new job roles include product design, software engineering, data, product development, AI, augmented reality, and engineering infrastructure.
It also plans to bolster its ‘community integrity’ team, responsible for creating tools and processes to identify and reduce harmful and threatening content on the platform.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson welcome the announcement, as did London Mayor Sadiq Khan.
Khan said: “Facebook’s commitment to growing its business in the capital demonstrates that London is open and remains at the forefront of tech innovation.”
The capital is Facebook’s biggest engineering location outside of its American home country, and will expand further after the completed of a new office space in King’s Cross, which will reportedly house 6,000 and will to open next year.