You can Google it. 2011 will be the biggest hiring year in the company’s history, according to its official blog posted in January, with many of the new hires in Europe.
Google already employs about 5000 people in Europe, and Eric Schmidt, the outgoing CEO of Google, announced recently in Germany that Google expects to hire more than 1000 new employees across Europe, at least half of them with engineering or computer science backgrounds.
A recruitment drive launched by Google in late January pulled more than 75 000 resumes for some 6000 open positions the company expects to fill this year, ranging from software engineers to product designers, computer scientists, and engineering management.
“We’re looking for top talent, across the board and around the globe, and we’ll hire as many smart, creative people as we can to tackle some of the toughest challenges in computer science,” Alan Eustace, Google’s senior vice president for engineering and research, wrote in Google’s blog in January.