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US – Google has announced plans to hire more than 6,000 employees globally this year as it wards off pressure from rivals such as Facebook and Twitter in the technology industry.

According to Google’s senior vice president of engineering and research Alan Eustace, the internet giant will add more than 6,000 staff “across the board and around the globe” in 2011.

“It will be our biggest hiring year in company history,” Eustace said in a blog post. “We’ll hire as many smart, creative people as we can to tackle some of the toughest challenges in computer science.”

The tech firm hired more than 4,500 “Googlers” last year. The last time it went on a large hiring spree was 2007 when it added 6,000 to its staff strength. The company had 24,400 people at the end of 2010.

Google plans to add engineers to improve services in new areas such as mobile computing, display advertising and video.

The list of Google projects slated for the near future includes building a web-based computer operating system and “developing cars that drive themselves”.

While it recorded nearly US$30 billion in revenue last year, Google is under pressure from Facebook and Twitter to win over the internet users, advertising dollars and more importantly, IT talent.

Co-founder Larry Page has been named as Google’s next chief executive with effect from April. Current CEO Eric Schmidt will remain as its executive chairman.

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