Facebook opens new office in London

Berlin Germany. The Facebook Innovation Hub is a temporary exhibition space where the company is showcasing some of its

Berlin Germany. The Facebook Innovation Hub is a temporary exhibition space where the company is showcasing some of its

The move would see the social networking giant's United Kingdom workforce increase by more than 50%, claims a report by The Guardian, and, by this time next year, could result in the company employing more than 2,300 people in the United Kingdom alone.

In a move signalling its commitment to Britain amid the Brexit uncertainty, tech giant Facebook has opened a new London office which will be its biggest engineering hub outside the US. More than half of the people working at the London site will focus on engineering, making it Facebook's biggest engineering hub outside of the US.

The announcement of the new headquarters was made by Facebook in November a year ago after Google unveiled its plan of building a new hub in the city and Google also said that the new hub will be able to accommodate more than 7,000 employees in total.

It will also house Facebook's first in-house start-up incubator, called LDN_LAB, created to help kick start fledgling British digital businesses.

As well as engineers, there will also be developers, marketing and sales teams.

The company stated that its experts from fields such as engineering, product, and partnerships will be on hand to guide participants during the program. Launched in 2015, Workplace is now connecting businesses around the world including organisations like Oxfam, Danone, RBS and SkyScanner.

Nicola Mendelsohn, Facebook's vice president for Europe, the Middle East and Asia, said: "The UK's flourishing entrepreneurial ecosystem and worldwide reputation for engineering excellence makes it one of the best places in the world to build a tech company". This country has been a huge part...

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