Facebook set to create 1,000 tech jobs in London this year

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It's been revealed that Facebook has set its sights on the UK, and plans to create 1,000 jobs in 2020 alone, in the areas of software engineering and data science.

Nicola Mendelsohn, VP EMEA, announced that the jobs would be created in London, focusing on the city's strong creative base.

Many of the roles will be additions to the team which identifies and tackles harmful content online. The Community Integrity team engineers tools that control the kind of content that can be posted publicly or privately on Facebook or its associated platforms.

Once the hires have been made, it will mean that Facebook employs around 4,000 people all across the UK. Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, is expected to formally announce the jobs later on today (January 21st), then appear in Davos at the World Economic Forum.

Sandberg is set to announce: “The UK is 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.”

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