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Lots of new faces coming to Google this year  (Source: Google)
Many of the new workers will be on Android projects

Yahoo may be looking bad in the tech world with falling profits and employee layoffs, but Google is booming. Profits at Google are up and the search giant is set to go on massive hiring sprees to get new talent into its operations to help fuel growth.

Mercury News reports that Google announced this week that it would hire at least 6,000 workers in 2011. If it hits that number, 2011 will be the second biggest year for new hires in the history of Google. The company also says that about 2,000 of those new hires will be in and around its Bay Area HQ in California.

Google's Alan Eustace said, "The growth that we're seeing across a lot of different areas is really based on seeds we planted a long time ago. We made investment decisions a long time ago to plant the seeds in different areas, and the exciting part is those seeds are actually developing now." Eustace also noted that the hiring would be "pretty much across the board."

Google has also recently offered up the financial details for Q4 2010. The company raked in revenue in the quarter of $8.44 billion. That number represents a growth of 26% compared to Q4 2009. Profit for Q4 2010 was $2.54 billion amounting to $7.81 per share, up 29% from Q4 2009. 

Analysts are seeing Google’s hiring spree as a good thing. Rick Munarriz, analyst from The Motley Fool said, "Google was able to grow during the recession, which was something Yahoo wasn't able to do, and (Microsoft's) Bing (search engine) still isn't profitable, so from Google's perspective there is no reason to slow down."

Most of the new talent hired by Google in 2011 will reportedly go to work on Android while some of the new talent will end up at YouTube. 

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Where do I apply?
By phatboye on 1/26/11, Rating: 0
RE: Where do I apply?
By corduroygt on 1/26/2011 11:36:15 AM , Rating: 5
Why don't you google where to apply?

RE: Where do I apply?
By GaryJohnson on 1/26/2011 12:01:46 PM , Rating: 3
Google Jobs:

(I googled for it on google)

RE: Where do I apply?
By quiksilvr on 1/26/2011 12:34:45 PM , Rating: 3
Using my Google phone running Google OS

RE: Where do I apply?
By acase on 1/26/2011 3:00:39 PM , Rating: 2
that is a googol of Googles.

Note: I had to google googol on Google to make sure I spelled it right.

RE: Where do I apply?
By Motoman on 1/26/2011 2:26:16 PM , Rating: 2
I have always been afraid to google Google, fearing that I'd instigate some kind of implosion in cyberspace.

In cyberspace, no one can grok your screams.

RE: Where do I apply?
By cjohnson2136 on 1/26/2011 2:27:17 PM , Rating: 1
I actually google Google quite a number of times by accident. Trust me cyberspace is fine :D

RE: Where do I apply?
By cjohnson2136 on 1/26/2011 2:25:37 PM , Rating: 2
I would love a job at Google as well, but I don't think I am up to par with the skills and abilities that they are hiring :(

RE: Where do I apply?
By bupkus on 1/26/2011 3:30:06 PM , Rating: 2
So you don't think Google is hiring trolls? ;)
Just kidding.

RE: Where do I apply?
By YashBudini on 1/26/2011 4:56:52 PM , Rating: 2
Graduate student who is looking for work after graduation. Please hire me, I've got a ton of college debt to pay off.

You're over-priced meat, Google's going to hire bottom of the barrel salary-wise foreign people. They've been a black hole for H1Bs for years, nothing is going to change with this corporate bunch.

RE: Where do I apply?
By HrilL on 1/26/2011 5:02:48 PM , Rating: 3
We've had a few of our young employees get hired by Google. They're not cheap Engineers either and not foreign by any means but you do have a point there. Most big tech companies love those H1Bs Microsoft uses them a lot too...

RE: Where do I apply?
By Taft12 on 1/27/2011 2:23:56 PM , Rating: 2
Umm, Google and Facebook hire engineers from top of their classes at top-ranked universities (think M.I.T. and Stanford). At 6-figure starting salaries.

RE: Where do I apply?
By YashBudini on 1/27/2011 6:53:39 PM , Rating: 2
They're also first in line begging for H1Bs.

RE: Where do I apply?
By BugblatterIII on 1/26/2011 8:07:39 PM , Rating: 2
When I hire developers "I've got loads of debt to pay off" isn't all that high on my might want to lead with something else ;o)

RE: Where do I apply?
By Desslok on 1/27/2011 3:19:00 PM , Rating: 2
Another tip off is asking where to apply. Hello you are a grad student and you are asking where you apply? Oh wait, I just re-read that you are a grad student. Nevermind

RE: Where do I apply?
By EricMartello on 1/29/2011 12:22:45 PM , Rating: 2
Hey bro, here's some hope for you and other jobless grad the form of a video:

"We don't know how to make a $500 computer that's not a piece of junk." -- Apple CEO Steve Jobs
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