Facebook to add 800 jobs in London as it opens new office

Facebook will also establish an "incubator space" for start-ups to kick-start fledgling businesses.

4 December 2017 | 14:45

Source: Associated Press

  • Source: Associated Press
  • Last update: 4 December 2017 | 14:45

This photo shows Facebook founder, Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, center, ringing the opening bell of the Nasdaq stock market, from Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. May 18, 2012. (AP Photo)

LONDON: Facebook is opening a new office in London, adding 800 jobs and creating the biggest engineering hub for the company outside the United States.

The social media giant will employ some 2,300 people in the U.K. by the end of 2018 — a vote of confidence in London despite Britain's looming departure from the European Union. Nicola Mendelsohn of Facebook has said the company is "more committed than ever to the U.K."

Facebook will also establish an "incubator space" for start-ups to kick-start fledgling businesses.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has said he hopes the incubator project can "play a crucial role in attracting vital talent to London and will help to pave the way for the next generation of successful start-ups."

The 247,000-square-foot (75,285-square-meter) office, designed by architect Frank Gehry, opened Monday.



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