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Facebook to create an extra 500 jobs with new London headquarters

Facebook plans to create 500 jobs in the UK when it opens a new headquarters in London next year.

A number of the new roles will focus on high-skilled engineering Credit: Reuters

The new office is currently being built in Fitzrovia - the move means the social media company will employ 1,500 people in the capital in 2017, an increase of 50 per cent.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan praised the decision to expand the business in the capital: "The capital's vibrant tech scene is the envy of Europe and Facebook's continuing commitment is another sign that London is open to talent, innovation and entrepreneurship from all four corners of the world."