Google announced they are hiring. Last year they hired about 4,500 new Googlers. This year they are expected to hire over 6,000 new employees, according to the Mercury News. Eric Schmidt, Google’s current CEO, said 1,000 will be hired in Europe.
Google’s latest earnings report had Google’s headcount at 24,400 full-time employees as of December 31, 2010. Adding an additional 6,000 employees will put Google at over 30,000 employees.
Alan Eustace, Google’s SVP Engineering and Research, said “I am excited about 2011—because it will be our biggest hiring year in company history. We’re looking for top talent—across the board and around the globe—and we’ll hire as many smart, creative people as we can to tackle some of the toughest challenges in computer science.”
Meanwhile, Yahoo is laying off an additional one-percent of their staff today. Yahoo told AllThingsD:
The personnel changes we are making are part of our ongoing strategy to best position Yahoo! for revenue growth and margin expansion and to support our strategy to deliver differentiated products and experiences to the marketplace. We’ll continue to hire on a global basis to support our key priorities.
Today’s action impacts approximately 1% of the global employee base.
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