Google Still Hiring Lots of Engineers (And Some Daycare Workers Too)


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



> 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.


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

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