Google to Hire 6,200 New Employees in 2011: Report

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According to a recent report from the Associated Press, it appears Google is planning to make 2011 a very busy year for its Human Resources department. Rumors suggest the search giant will break previous hiring records in 2011 by signing on an estimated 6,200 new workers.

The Associated Press report builds on recruiting-based blog posts made by Google on its web site. The search company is looking for talented people for a variety of different positions.

Google Looking for "Top Talent"

"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: 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," noted Google senior vice president of engineering and research, Alan Eustace. (Source:

The company recently reported that it had hired 4,500 employees last year, the biggest hiring spree since 2007 when 6,000 workers were brought aboard. (Source:

Eustace goes on in his post to remark that "the vast majority" of Google workers stay on with the search firm, "building their careers and taking on new challenges within the company."

Google Workers Benefit from Company's Growth

The Associated Press suggests that Google could hire as many as 6,200 new workers as well in 2012. It's not clear how they got to such a number, but the estimate is probably based on the company's hiring trends and a 10 per cent pay increase awarded to existing employees last November. Workers also received a $1,000 holiday cash bonus.

Also factoring into the estimates is Google's wider success. The company reported an impressive 29 per cent hike in fourth-quarter profits this past year, with revenues 26 per cent higher than the same period in 2010.

For the record, not everyone is preparing to make such hires. Coinciding with the Google hiring news, Yahoo announced it would be cutting about 1 per cent of its workforce.

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