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On Thursday, Google (NSDQ: GOOG) announced that the size of its workforce had dropped for the first time in its 11-year history. But during…

On Thursday, Google (NSDQ: GOOG) announced that the size of its workforce had dropped for the first time in its 11-year history. But during the company’s earnings call, CFO Patrick Pichette said it is still hiring in

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  1. At least it is good to see that some companies are bucking the downturn and actually hiring people.

  2. > But also interesting is what’s not listed—or barely listed. Product management/product marketing and user experience are significant areas for Google—but the company has a total of just six jobs available in those areas combined.

    Makes sense…one UX designer or product manager can make a prototype in a week that takes 30 software engineers 6 months to implement, especially at a search engine where there's so much back end software supporting what you see on screen. This is a standard ratio for the industry.

  3. Business Reviews Tuesday, April 21, 2009

    Thats some great news to see that they are expanding and that they are still focused on their employees well being.

  4. Google did get rid of some people a month back too though.

  5. rafael alves ferreira Monday, April 27, 2009

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