Skype has announced plans to create about 400 new jobs across five cities.
The internet video-calling business – which is owned by Microsoft – said it is initially looking to take on staff in London and Stockholm.
Other posts will later be created in Tallinn, Estonia; Prague, Czech Republic and Palo Alto in California, USA.
The news coincides with an expected announcement of 2,000 job cuts at Yahoo.
All Things D has reported that the web portal is about to announce that it was axing the posts.
It said that the losses were expected to “hit hardest” in the firm’s consumer products division which includes its email and messenger services. The news site added that a “larger purge” may follow at a later date.
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