LONDON, Feb. 7: Internet search giant Google received a staggering 75,000 job applications within just a week of kicking off its massive recruitment drive, says a media report.
According to the Daily Mail, “Google received a staggering 75,000 job applications in just one week as it launch(ed) a huge recruitment spree.”
The US-based company holds the record for the highest number of job applications received when it advertised openings in May, 2007, the report noted.
However, the latest barrage of applications tops that figure by 15 per cent, with the company planning to add more than 6,000 new jobs.
Competition for roles at the company is likely to be fierce, with 12 hopeful candidates vying for a single position an average.
Google had just 3,000 staff when it got listed on the New York Stock Exchange in 2004. It now employs 24,400 workers in 63 offices around the world.
The company plans to increase hiring as it pushes deeper into mobile services, display advertising and Internet applications.
The job vacancies are across the entire company and include posts for software engineers that design new products, enterprise managers and technology experts.
Google’s Senior Vice-President of Engineering and Research, Alan Eustace, said in a blog post last week: ‘We’re looking for top talent. 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.”
Eustace further said, “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.”
Google was ranked as America’s best workplace by Fortune magazine in 2007 and 2008.