75,000 Apply for 6,000 Google Jobs -- in One Week
Once word got out last week that Google would be hiring at least 6,000 in 2011, the resumes came pouring in. The high-tech company, based in Mountain View, Calif.,received 75,000 applications last week -- that's 15 percent more than their previous highest week, which was in May 2007.
The company announced it was looking for talent in mobile services, display advertising and Internet applications, among other fields. People with talent in those area couldn't resist applying, especially after reading this Official Google Blog entry by
"I love Google because of our people. It's inspiring to be part of the team. And that's why 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: 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. There's something at Google for everyone-from geo, to enterprise, to video-with most of the work done in small teams, effectively working as start-ups. (The average number of software engineers on a project at Google is 3.5.) That's why the vast majority of our people stay with us, building their careers and taking on new challenges within the company."
Google is famous for providing dream jobs. It ranked No. 1 on Fortune magazine's list of America's best workplaces in 2007 and 2008, but dropped to fourth in 2009.
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