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Facebook ‘committed’ to UK as it announces 800 more jobs in London

Facebook is to invent 800 new U.K. jobs next year within its new London office.

The opportunity gesture will take the social media giant’s total employee coolness in Britain to 2,300. The London office will be Facebook’s largest engineering hub separate the U.S.

Nicola Mendelsohn, Facebook’s Europe, Middle East and Asia vice-president, praised the U.K. as a tech plc base.

“The U.K.’s flourishing entrepreneurial ecosystem and international reputation for engineering distinction makes it one of the best places in the world to build a tech company,” she indicated.

Mendelsohn added that the decision indicated Facebook was “more imprisoned than ever to the U.K.”

The building near Oxford Circus in central London was made by Frank Gehry, the architect best known for the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain. It bequeath accommodate engineers, software developers and sales teams.

The new site intention also house a dedicated incubator space for start-ups, called LDN_LAB.

Facebook’s struggle with Google is to open a new headquarters in London and create 3,000 new jobs in the U.K. by 2020.

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