(MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.) – In what would be the biggest hiring year in the company’s history, Google plans to bring on more than 6,000 new workers in 2011.
In a blog post, Alan Eustace, senior vice president of engineering and research for Google, said the company and its products saw major growth in 2010, which led to the hiring of more than 4,500 workers. But 2011, said Eustace, will be the “biggest hiring year in company history.”
Since the company hired more than 6,000 in 2007, it is safe to assume that this year’s hiring figures will surpass that number.
Eustace reminisced of a more modest time in the company’s history.
“I joined Google more than eight years ago—when we had barely 500 employees and still used Outlook for e-mail and AIM for chat—and while there have been many changes, Google is still the same entrepreneurial company it was when I started, encouraging Googlers to take on big ideas and high-risk, high-reward opportunities,” he wrote.
Some of the “high-reward” ventures in recent Google history include Google Chrome, Android and Google Apps.
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