SAN FRANCISCO, GOOGLE Inc plans to hire more than 2,000 people around the globe, bumping up its workforce as it expands into new markets and battles for talent with faster-growing rivals. The world’s largest Internet search engine, whose finance chief told investors in September that the Internet industry was waging a ‘war for talent’, has job openings listed for. This giant number is up six times as much as it was from a similar tally taken in March of 2009. Since the beginning of the year, the amount of employees has swelled around 18 percent.
The hiring spree is taking place alongside a string of more than 20 acquisitions this year that have already helped swell Google’s ranks to more than 23,300 employees at the end of September, up nearly 18 per cent since the beginning of the year.
Google, which controls about two-thirds of the global Internet search market, is looking for new opportunities to grow by branching out into a variety of markets, including Android Smartphone software, online display advertising and Web-based productivity software.
The amount of people that work at Google is currently over 23,000.This month, Google internally announced plans to give all of its employees a 10 per cent raise in 2011, according to media reports, a move that many in the industry interpreted as an attempt to retain its best workers ,according to REUTERS
I’m sure you’re also aware that Google is pretty constantly ranked in the top 10 in the top 100 places to work for. Most of the jobs are open for engineers and sales staffers, around half of them ending up being in the USA. There’s around 50 in china and more than likely one somewhere near you. Get out there and catch A JOB.