Business expansion
Southern and Eastern;
Location of affected unit(s)
Information / Communication
Information Service Activities
Information Service Activities
63 - Information service activities

200 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
11 November 2020
Employment effect (start)
11 November 2020
Foreseen end date
28 February 2020


The Chinese-owned social media video app company TikTok is to recruit 200 new jobs in Ireland between November 2020 and February 2021. This will bring the company’s total employees in Ireland to over 1,100. The company employed just 20 people in the Republic of Ireland at the start of 2020. The majority of the new roles will be in the company’s new EMEA Trust and Safety Hub, with the remainder across a range of other units. The company is also planning to set up its first European data centre in Ireland with a €420m investment. 

According to TikTok’s interim head reported in the Irish Times: “In less than a year, Ireland has rapidly become a vital centre for both our European and global operations. […] Its strong pool of skilled and diverse talent, booming digital and technology sector, and rich heritage of arts and culture, make it such an attractive base”.

The government said the expansion was proof that Ireland is a location of choice for technology innovators.



Eurofound (2020), TikTok, Business expansion in Ireland, factsheet number 102500, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/102500.