Facebook puts faith in UK tech, adding 500 jobs

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Facebook will boost its British headcount by 50%, hiring an extra 500 employees in the UK next year with the opening of its new London office. More than 300m people were connected via Facebook to small British businesses, about 10% in Britain. Facebook’s continuing commitment is another sign that London is open to talent, innovation and entrepreneurship from all four corners of the world. The announcement is encouraging for London’s tech scene, and closely follows Google’s pledge to hire an extra 3000 people in London, while Amazon and Apple are both taking new space in the City with room for expansion.