Getting crowded in the Googleplex
With things going so well, Google added 1,500 workers in the quarter, the most during any three-month period since the spring of 2007 when it added more than 2,100 employees.
The company has added about 3,500 workers during the first nine months of the year. At the same juncture last year, Google had reduced its staffing by about 550 workers. It now has 23,331 employees and is eager to hire even more.
"We're on this growth agenda at full throttle," Patrick Pichette, Google's chief financial officer, said.