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YouTube To Increase Workforce By 30% In 2011

The video sharing platform YouTube is planning on boosting its workforce by 30 per cent in 2011.

The company currently has a 600-700 strong team at the moment, but its recruitment roadmap will see more than 200 jobs being created at YouTube in 2011. The extra employees are coming on the back of a blockbuster 2010, with users uploading more than 35 hours of video each minute. The additional staff will be tasked with maintaining the website as it becomes even more popular over the coming year.

This is the biggest recruitment drive by YouTube since it was acquired by search giant Google for $1.65 billion in 2006. The website has become a hub for video sharing and streaming but Google has kept quiet about its level of financial contribution to the company.

A Google spokesperson said in a statement, “We now have aspiring filmmakers and musicians building their careers on YouTube, activists opening our eyes to global issues and individuals telling their stories in ways that only video can capture.”

“And because we believe that technology and platforms like YouTube are giving rise to the most diverse set of faces and voices ever seen or heard in human history, us YouTubers really enjoy and feel proud to work here,” the spokesperson added.