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Google to hire more than 6,000 workers in 2011

Google is planning to hire more than 6,000 people this year.

The search engine company told The Associated Press that it would hire more people than it did in 2007, when it added 6,131 workers. In 2010, hiring in Google had crossed 4,500.

Google senior vice-president of engineering and research Alan Eustace said the hiring pace should make 2011 the biggest year for employee growth in company history.

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Eustace said, "At this stage, the number of opportunities just vastly exceed the number of people we have at the company."

The company is believed to be pushing aggressively for more innovation to compete against smaller companies such as Facebook and Twitter.

"The opportunities are so big this year that for us to maximise them we are going to have to work quicker and we are going to have to make decisions faster," Eustace said.

Google CEO Eric Schmidt was among the business leaders who met with US President Obama last month to discuss ways to improve the US economy.

The company earned $8.5bn last year and ended December with nearly $35bn in cash.

 
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