Google is seeking 25 more staff in Australia
and New Zealand as a lengthy local and international hiring binge
shows no signs of slowing down.
A spokesperson for the search heavyweight told ZDNet
Australia by e-mail that as at December last year the company
had 5,680 employees globally -- a total more than three times
greater than just two years before.
The spokesperson declined to reveal Google's Australian headcount, but local hiring has likewise continued at a fast pace, with 25 positions currently on offer in Australia and New Zealand. The company
has ramped up its local hiring since ZDNet Australia
reported on the situation six months ago.
The company is looking for multiple technical engineers in the
areas of information and network security, as well as systems
administration and programming.
Google's Australian sales team currently has the most vacant
spots, with seven positions on offer. However the operations, product
management, marketing, facilities management and human resources
branches of Google in Australia are also hiring.
Three positions are available in New Zealand in the areas of
sales, client services and copywriting.
But Google's not the only Internet company trying to snap up
Australian talent. Yahoo7 -- formed from Yahoo's Australian
operations and resources from the Seven Network is advertising
for 15 vacant spots, while Microsoft has 10.