(MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.) -- Talk about job competition. After announcing 2011 would be the largest hiring year in the company's history, Google received a record 75,000 applications worldwide last week.
The company announced that it plans to add around 6,200 employees to its 24,000-person workforce by the end of the year to keep up with growth. The rush of applications was 15 percent higher than a 2007 rush that came as Google brought on around 6,000 new workers.
In a January 25 blog post, Google's senior vice president of engineering and research, Alan Eustace, said the company underwent major growth in 2010 and needs more manpower to keep up with new ventures.
“We’re looking for top talent,” Eustace said. “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.”
Several new ventures that have led to recent company growth include Google Chrome, Android and Google Apps.
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