Google as a company is doing well and now I heard that it is hiring again pretty big.
The company is looking to hire over 500 sales people, as it looks to continue its momentum in the search business while deepening its strength in emerging business segments like display advertising, mobile and video. The positions open at the moment range from a strategic partner development manager within the Google TV Advertising group to a display sales operations manager, media and platforms / AdX (Google's exchange). Also, the company is looking for an inventory analyst for YouTube, an account planner, for its automotive vertical (based in Detroit) and an associate for the Google Books and News group.
Beyond sales, Google is hiring in engineering, finance, product management and human resources. The company has already been ramping up its hiring, from Sept. 30 of last year to Dec. 31 Google's total global number of employees reached 19,835 full-time employees.
The staff increases are being driven by a desire to keep the company to moving forward in a rapidly changing digital media marketplace. Here is what the company's hiring manager said "We're investing heavily for the long term to maintain and increase the company's pace of innovation. This means an investment, first, in people."
2009 and parts of 2008 were touch times for a lot of companies, including Google. Google laid off 300 DoubleClick workers in 2008 and then in January 2009, Google reportedly dropped 10,000 contractors and in March they cut 200 sales jobs globally.