Google may be giving pink slips to some 200 hapless souls, but that’s not stopping the company from hiring in certain places.
The search giant has about 360 job openings listed on its Web site, and a spokesman has confirmed that they are indeed open positions. Only about 30 of the US job openings are for work that appears related to sales and marketing – the kinds of jobs that were impacted by Thursday’s layoffs.
A job listing for a “Peering Coordinator” at Google’s EU headquarters begins with a hint of international intrigue:
“When we’re not planning and designing our next secret data centre, we focus on selecting, negotiating for and acquiring the space, power and networks to expand Google’s global reach,” the ad reads.