Google will add over 6000 employees this year
Google Inc will hire more than 6,200 employees in 2011, which is a company record. This surpasses 2007, when the company hired more than 6000 people. Many of the jobs will be at Google headquarters in Mountain View, California. More than 1000 workers will be hired in Europe. This will create a workforce of over 30,000.
Google co-founder Larry Page will be taking over the company from the current CEO, Eric Schmidt. This move indicates Google’s return to a more entrepreneurial spirit, with a focus on innovation.
Alan Eustace, Google’s Senior Vice President of Engineering and Research, wrote a post on the company’s website describing the desire to add individuals who will bring new ideas to the table.
“We’ll hire as many smart, creative people as we can to tackle some of the toughest challenges in computer science: like building a web-based operating system from scratch, instantly searching an index of more than 100 million gigabytes and even developing cars that drive themselves,” Eustace said.
Google wants to keep employees, too
Besides adding employees, Google makes an effort to retain their current staff. Facebook, the only website with more visitors, often tries to lure away Google’s top engineers.
To entice their employees to stay, Google provided a 10% raise for every worker. In addition, employees were rewarded with a $1000 cash holiday bonus in November.
Most of the employees at Google stay with the company to build their careers.
More growth means more employees
Google has enjoyed a 26% rise in revenue year over year. The company is growing because of their many successful products. Android runs on over a hundred devices, and has more than 300,000 activations daily. There are at least 120 million active users of Chrome. Last year, one million businesses have switched to Google Apps.
Google hopes to continue creating new technologies by bringing on creative-minded employees.