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Google: 2011 will be a record year for hiring

Google hired more than 4,500 folks in 2010 mostly in engineering and sales. That tally was second to the 2007 mark when Google hired more than 6,000 people.

If you're looking for a new gig call Google. Google on Tuesday said 2011 will be a record year in hiring.

In a blog post, Google clarified a few comments made during its earnings conference call. On that call, Google said 2011 would feature a lot of hiring and investments in technology and data centers. The comments were a bit standard issue and overshadowed by Google's move to name Larry Page CEO.

Google, however, decided to clarify those statements a bit. The company said it hired more than 4,500 folks mostly in 2010 in engineering and sales. That tally was second to the 2007 mark when Google hired more than 6,000 people.

It sounds like Google will be pushing the 7,000 hire mark or more. The big question here is whether Google can be nimble enough to compete with the likes of Facebook as it bulks up.

Another note: Google's record hiring is a nice contrast to Yahoo, which is still slimming down.