Skype, the internet phone-call provider, has revealed that a new expansion plan is to create jobs in London and Stockholm. With the company looking to increase its brand presence within Europe, 400 new job positions are to be created, with jobs spread between the two cities.
The news is not only being welcomed by those looking for a new job, but by the British government who has been wanting to promote the East London Tech City as the new technology capital of Europe. Within London, Skype will take on an extra 100 employees, increasing its current London staffing to 330 by June 2012.
Skype has seen much activity over the past few years, with Microsoft buying the firm for $8.5bn in October 2011. It is estimated that the internet call provider has between 600 and 700 million people registered with its services, resulting in the company having user figures not far off of those noted by social networking phenomenon Facebook.
For those looking for a job in the technology sector, Skype’s news will be very welcome. The government is putting a lot of effort into establishing London as Europe’s very own Silicon Valley, and by luring Skype to increase its workforce it is well on its way to making the area attractive to other tech investors. However, for now, the 100 new jobs in London will be of great benefit to those who are looking for work, enabling them to work in one of the world’s leading companies and getting a foot in the door with a firm which is likely to see success in future months and years.
Posted by Local Recruit on April 11, 2012
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