Google Staffing

Google has reported that they hired a whopping 4500 people this past year. And they anticipate 2011 to be an even bigger hiring year. Their previous record was 2007 when they hired 6000 people.

There are a lot of big new projects going on at Google. They are working on a web operating system. They are doing work on instant search. And there is even a project to have a computer drive a car.

All of this is very interesting to me. I had thought I heard rumors that Google actually laid off employees last year. Let's hope that they are actually hiring people. The economy needs it.