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    Google to hire more than 6,200 workers this year

    Google plans to hire more than 6,200 workers this year in company's biggest expansion yet


    January 25, 2011

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    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Google Inc. plans to hire more than 6,200 workers this year -- boosting its work force by at least a quarter -- in the biggest expansion yet by the Internet's most profitable company.


    The hiring spree comes as President Barack Obama prepared to emphasize the need for more jobs during his State of the Union address Tuesday night. Google CEO Eric Schmidt was among a group of business leaders who met with Obama last month to discuss ways to bolster the economy.


    But Google's push to further expand its work force, which grew by 23 percent last year, may not be well received on Wall Street. The Internet search leader's spending has annoyed some investors who prefer a more frugal approach in hopes of fatter returns.
    Google executives have consistently brushed aside those concerns. They say the company needs to aggressively recruit the smartest computer engineers and the most persuasive sales representatives to maintain its lead in online search and advertising. They also stress the need to diversify into other services in computing, telecommunications and the media.


    The company outlined its hiring plans Tuesday with The Associated Press without providing many specifics beyond its pledge to hire more people than it did in 2007, when it added 6,131 workers. Google hired nearly 4,600 people last year to end 2010 with 24,400 employees.


    The expansion was announced on the same day Yahoo Inc. cut 100 to 150 workers, or about 1 percent, of its payroll amid pressures from falling revenue.
    Google's commitment to increase its work force by at least 25 percent this year means Google's payroll may grow faster than its revenue.


    Analysts polled by FactSet expect Google's revenue to increase 22 percent this year, after subtracting commissions it pays advertising partners.
    Google wouldn't say how many of the new jobs will be based in the United States, where most of its current workers are located. In a speech Tuesday, Schmidt said Google will hire more than 1,000 workers in Europe this year. All told, Google has more than 60 offices in 30 countries.


    "At this stage, the number of opportunities just vastly exceed the number of people we have at the company," said Alan Eustace, Google's senior vice president of engineering and research.
    Even if it surpasses 31,000 employees this year, Google will still have far fewer people than Microsoft Corp., among its fiercest rival. Microsoft employed about 88,400 people through September, the most recent available.


    Managing a company with the population of a small city will pose another challenge for Google co-founder Larry Page as he prepares to take over as the company's CEO April 4.


    Page, 37, served as CEO in Google's early days when the company was far smaller. Google had fewer than 300 employees when Schmidt replaced Page as CEO a decade ago.


    Google has become a coveted place to work, largely because Page and fellow co-founder Sergey Brin have always insisted on making the company's offices seem like a home away from home in an effort to make people more productive. All meals, snacks and drinks are free at Google, and employees can commute on free shuttles equipped with Internet access to San Francisco and other cities.


    The company can afford to splurge because it has become increasingly prosperous. Google earned $8.5 billion last year, far more than its Internet peers, and ended December with nearly $35 billion in cash.


    A sprawling headquarters in Mountain View, dubbed the "Googleplex," is a testament to the company's explosive growth and its ambitions to become far larger.


    Google owns or leases about 4.2 million square feet scattered across more than 60 buildings in Mountain View, and it hopes to build another corporate campus on a nearby NASA complex in Silicon Valley. It also signaled plans to expand in New York last year when it paid about $2 billion to buy a 15-story office spanning about 2.9 million square feet -- more space than the Empire State Building. About 2,000 Google employees currently work in that New York office.


    Trying to get a job at Google is akin to trying to get into Stanford University, where Page and Brin started working on their search engine as graduate students. The company receives more than 1 million applications a year and identifies the top candidates through a rigorous screening process that analyzes SAT scores, grade-point averages and their performance on tests with such questions as: "How many different ways can you color an icosahedron with one of three colors on each face?"
    The people who make it through Google's intellectual gauntlet will likely be under intense pressure if they get hired. Management is pushing aggressively for more innovation so that the Internet giant can fend off emerging threats from smaller companies such as Facebook and Twitter.


    "The opportunities are so big this year that for us to maximize them we are going to have to work quicker and we are going to have to make decisions faster," Eustace said.
    As its Internet social network grows, Facebook has become more successful at luring away Google's workers. About 200 of Facebook's roughly 2,000 employees used to work at Google. The defections haven't left a big dent, given that the company hired an average of nearly 200 workers every two weeks last year.


    But the recent raids by Facebook and other promising startups got Google's attention. To retain employees, the company gave its entire work force a 10 percent raise. That move alone could increase Google's operating expenses by about $500 million this year, based on analyst estimates. Virtually all employees also receive stock options, a benefit that turned most of the company's early hires into multimillionaires.
    Shares of Google rose $8.83, or 1.4 percent, to close at $619.91.


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    Hooray! Maybe ill get a job at Google this year!! I heard they have a good cafeteria!
     
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    Let’s work together.

    At Google, innovation and creativity keeps our projects changing and improving. Our consistency comes from our Googlers – smart, amazing people who foster an environment of collaboration and fun.

    Let?s work together. - US jobs - Google
     
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    Google Gets Record 75,000 Job Applications in a Week

    By Brian Womack - Feb 3, 2011


    Google Inc., the world’s biggest Internet-search service, received more than 75,000 job applications worldwide last week, setting a record for the company as it embarks on a hiring spree.



    The flood of resumes topped a previous high set in May 2007 by 15 percent, said Aaron Zamost, a spokesman for the Mountain View, California-based company. Google, which had 24,400 workers at the end of 2010, announced last week that it would add more than 6,000 employees this year.



    The company is stepping up hiring as it pushes deeper into mobile services, display advertising and Internet applications. Google also faces steeper competition from Silicon Valley rivals Facebook Inc. and Apple Inc. for users and engineering talent. The company aims to hire more workers in 2011 than any year in its history, exceeding its 2007 record.
    “We’re looking for top talent,” Alan Eustace, senior vice president of engineering and research,” said last week in a blog posting. “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.”
    While Google remains one of the most desirable places to work in Silicon Valley, it lost some luster in the past three years. It was ranked as America's best workplace by Fortune magazine in 2007 and 2008. Since then, it has ranked fourth.
    Facebook, Apple



    Facebook and Apple, meanwhile, have emerged as a bigger threat to Google’s prime source of revenue: ad dollars. Facebook’s 500 million-plus users have provided an alluring target for advertisers, which will spend $4.05 billion on the site this year, according to EMarketer Inc. The closely held company, based in Palo Alto, California, surpassed Google in U.S. Internet visitors in 2010, according to Experian Hitwise.
    Apple, located in Cupertino, California, is challenging Google on the mobile front. It introduced an advertising service called iAd that works with its iPhone and iPad. Google leads the market for mobile-based ads in the U.S.


    Google dropped $1.85 to $610.15 at 4 p.m. New York time on the Nasdaq Stock Market. The shares declined 4.2 percent last year, compared with a 53 percent gain for Apple.





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    Strategic Partner Development Manager, Google TV - New York

    This position is based in Mountain View, CA. or New York, NY.
    The area: Strategic Partnerships, Content Partnerships

    Google's mission is to organize the world's information, and our growing Content Partnerships team helps to provide access to all of the world's content. Through content partnerships and programs, we support Google.com, YouTube, Google Book Search, Google Maps and Google Earth and over 20 Google products/properties around the world. The breadth and scope of content we acquire almost defies description - it includes video, books, publications, mapping data, satellite and aerial imagery, business addresses, restaurant reviews, retail product inventories, real estate listings and government data.
    The role: Strategic Partner Development Manager, Google TV

    You will work primarily with our content partners to secure partnerships for their content on Google TV. This role reports to the global head of content partnerships for Google TV and will be responsible for a number of content partnerships in the USA and other markets. To do your job effectively, you will build upon your knowledge of relevant content verticals and of relevant Google products, and upon your relationships with key industry players, turning your knowledge and these relationships into great applications and content for Google TV. You will also know our product well enough to be able to take inputs/feedback from partners and feed them into the product development process. This role presents an opportunity to work on a “start-up” project within Google with tremendous executive support.
    In this role you will have the opportunity to hone business skills (e.g. business development, marketing, strategy, and analytics) and be exposed to multiple functional disciplines (e.g. product management, engineering, legal, operations). You will also manage all post-sales partner activities across key verticals and represent Google's user, product, and program interests to the partner. You will also be responsible for launching new partnerships, forecast and report revenue, and drive new business opportunities to ensure prompt and proper resolution of business and technical issues with the partner.
    Responsibilities:


    • Become certified as a Google TV Demo Expert. Provide demos internally and externally to clients/partners when necessary in Mountain View, San Bruno and potentially New York City.
    • Take ownership of assigned partners and content verticals, and develop and execute a plan to bring great content to Google TV
    • Help the team prioritize, organize and track conversations with potential Google TV content partners.
    Requirements:


    • BA/BS degree preferred with a strong academic record.
    • At least 5 years of work experience, including at least 2 years of account management or consulting experience
    • Excellent partner communication skills and presentation abilities, including comfort in front of a large audience.
    • Excellence analytically with technical, contractual, and financial issues.
    • Ability to handle multiple time-sensitive projects and competing priorities.
    • Ability to effectively think strategically and influence cross-functional teams, such as Technical Service, Product Development, and Engineering teams to resolve problems and to provide input into new features and products

    HOPE THEY FILL THIS POSITION REAL FAST!
     

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