Internet giant Google, which employs around 1,500 people in Dublin and is recruiting 200 more, is understood to be recruiting more than 2,000 people worldwide.
A tally by Reuters found that the company has job openings for 2,076 positions worldwide as it expands into new markets and battles for talent with fast-growing young rivals like Facebook, Groupon and Yelp.
Google is to create 200 jobs here in Ireland immediately with the establishment of a new operations centre in Dublin. The new Dublin-based operations centre will be focused on the search engine giant’s location-based products, including Google Local and Google Maps.
A quick tally by Siliconrepublic on the available jobs in Dublin revealed there are 147 jobs up for grabs. Google is currently recruiting 62 ad sales people, 20 engineering operations people, 15 enterprise people, 22 finance people, 15 HR people (including three benefits and perks people!), six legal minds, four marketing folk and three software engineers.
Last week, it emerged that Google has given all of its employees a 10pc salary increase for 2011 plus US$1,000 in cash.
Innovation is the watchword
“Innovation is our watchword at Google,” says John Herlihy, vice-president, Online Sales, EMEA, on the company’s recruiting page.
“For anyone who wants to work at the intersection of technology and media, Google offers a challenging environment where no two days are the same.”
Herlihy earlier this year gave a fascinating insight into the R&D practices at Google, at the same time proclaiming the imminent death of the desktop.