YouTube to hire 30% more staff

YouTube is looking to hire 200 more people, boosting its staff by more than 30%.

YouTube to hire 30% more staff

YouTube, with about 650 employees, said most of the new jobs will be at its San Bruno, California headquarters, but there are also overseas openings in cities including Milan, St. Petersburg, Tokyo and Zurich. The jobs range from advertising sales to engineering.

“We plan to grow the number of people working at YouTube by more than 30%, making it the largest hiring year in YouTube’s history,” said head of HR, Jeff Ferguson, in a post on the YouTube blog.

Google bought YouTube in 2006 for $1.65 billion but the search giant has never separated out financial data to show whether the video site is contributing meaningfully to Google’s profits.

The company also said more than 35 hours of video are uploaded to its site every minute, with more than two billion videos viewed every day.

AOL to cut staff

YouTube’s push for more staffers comes on the same day as AOL planned to cut almost 20% of its workforce following its takeover of Huffington Post.

AOL will cut more than 900 jobs, or nearly 20% of its global workforce, as it struggles to catch up with Google and Facebook.

AOL, which has 5,000 workers, will cut about 400 jobs in India, outsource another 300 there, and eliminate 200 jobs in the US, a source close to the company said.

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