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YouTube Announces Plans to Add 200 Jobs

The very popular video site YouTube has just recently announced its plans to boost its staff members. In fact, this site, which is owned by Google, said on Thursday that it will be adding some 200 new jobs. This means that the site is actually boosting its staff by an amazing 30 percent.

This announcement will represent YouTube’s biggest hiring year. While many other companies around the world are having to let staff members go, YouTube is hiring more on. This just proves that almost nothing can stop the power of YouTube.

So why is YouTube doing this? Well apparently the site is getting a little too popular for the current staff to handle by themselves. In fact, the video sharing site said that some 35 hours of video are uploaded to the site every minute. Some 2 billion videos are normally added every single day.

Right now YouTube has some 650 employees. The 200 new staff that will be joining the force will mostly be located in San Bruno, California. This is the main headquarters of YouTube. However, there are openings in other cities including Tokyo.

For those that do not know, Google actually bought YouTube back in 2006. The company paid $1.65 billion for the site. Despite this, Google has never once released separate financial data on how much YouTube makes for them. Thus, it is not known if Google pays more to keep YouTube up and running than it makes. However, with how popular YouTube is, it’s very unlikely that Google does not make anything off the site. Either way, this makes it look like Google is going to be around for a long time.

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