Google Gets New CEO And New Hiring Plans
Google announced that cofounder Larry Page will be named CEO in April and with that will come changes. Many believe that Page will focus on raising Google’s social offerings to better compete with Facebook. Google is planning on hiring more talent to tackle that feat and looking to retain their top talent. During the company's recent Q4 2010 earnings call, CFO Patrick Pichette confirmed that Google had raised base salaries for its employees by 10%. It would come as no surprise that they are losing their talent to major competitors, so they are working to retain and encourage their entrepreneurial staff.
On Tuesday, Google SVP of engineering and research Alan Eustace stated that 2011 will be the biggest hiring year in the company's history. Google has been growing fast. It added 4,500 jobs last year, mainly in engineering/IT and sales. The company's biggest hiring year to date, 2007, saw over 6,000 new hires. We should expect Google to hire at least that many people this year. Some of the open positions include: engineers, product managers, salespeople, customer service representatives, and attorneys, among others. This push in hiring is great news for the many communities where you can find Google.
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