Earlier this year, the internet search giant announced plans to boost its workforce by about 25 percent. The news came as one of its biggest competitors, Yahoo, began laying-off long-time staffers. "At this stage, the number of opportunities just vastly exceed the number of people we have at the company," said Alan Eustace, Google's senior vice president of engineering and research.
6 Intel Increase: 4,000
The CEO of Intel, Paul Otellini, announced plans to add 4,000 U.S. jobs this year in product development and research and development.
7 Quintiles Increase: 1,700
The pharmaceutical company continues its hiring plans despite layoffs earlier this year. "This action affected a small number of employees among a total employee population of more than 20,000 in 60 countries," the company spokesman told WRAL. "While we are making necessary changes in certain areas, we will add resources where they are needed to fuel our growth. It is important to note that we currently have almost 1,700 job requisitions open at Quintiles today."
8 Amazon.com Increase: 1,600
The mammoth online retail giant plans to add 1,600 jobs to its payroll. The online shopping Web site has openings for software developers and advertising salespeople in its careers section.
9 YRC Worldwide Increase: 1,100
The transportation provider announced an initiative to hire more sales professionals in the U.S. "The rising demand for our award-winning services has created the opportunity for us to expand our sales team from coast to coast," said Mike Naatz, president, Customer Care Division & Chief Customer Officer for YRC in a statement.
10 Wells Fargo Increase: 1,000
The banking institute is adding positions in the Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Virginia area for jobs that range from teller to store manager at the previously acquired Wachovia bank. "It's critical that we are fully staffed with enthusiastic, skilled team members in our banking stores," said Pete Jones, Wells Fargo regional president for the Mid-Atlantic region in a statement. "We also hope that, by adding over 1,000 new team members in the next three months, we'll be contributing to the economic recovery in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C."