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Facebook will expand NYC presence

December 02, 2011 04:34PM

Facebook will expand its New York City presence, COO Sheryl Sandberg announced at a press conference at the company’s offices at 335 Madison Avenue today, Crain’s reported.

The social media giant’s Manhattan office, at 45th Street, currently employs 100 people, working in advertising sales, global recruiting and marketing. Facebook will add an engineering division, making New York City only the second office outside of Palo Alto where Facebook employs technology talent.

“We will hire as much talent as we can find,” Sandberg said. It was not immediately clear where the company was looking.

The expansion marks a victory for Mayor Michael Bloomberg who has made extending the pool of technology companies in Manhattan’s Silicon Alley a priority in his administration. [Crain’s]

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