YouTube officials said that the company will hire nearly 30 per cent in 2011, which aggregates between 600 and 700 staff members. This hiring will be the biggest in YouTubes' six-year history.
"2010 was a bang-up year. And in 2011, we plan to grow the number of people working at YouTube by more than 30 per cent (!), making it the largest hiring year in YouTube"s history. We"re looking for top talent from around the world," YouTube HR, Jeff Ferguson said in Google blog.
YouTube said that nearly 35 hours of video is uploaded to YouTube every minute and two billion videos are watched daily at the website. Now YouTube has film makers and musicians as their employees. YouTube is looking for Administrative, Advertising Sales and Customer Support, Business Operations and Development, Engineering Operations, Human Resources, Legal and Public Policy etc (to see more on YouTube jobs, Click Here).
YouTube announced the new hiring plans just days after acquiring a web-ad start-up, Next New Networks. It seems like Google wants to extend its service to content creator than a content hoster.
The technology giants like Google, Yahoo! and Microsoft hare facing brain drain to the small start-ups like Facebook, Rovio etc. Market analysts estimated that a 10 per cent of Facebook employers are ex-Google staffs. In a move to tackle the flow, Google in Nov 2010 announced 30 per cent salary hike and 250pc bonus hike for its staffs.