75,000 People Really Want to Work at Google

Thumbnail image for Google logo.JPGJust a little over a week after announcing plans to hire more than 6,000 and make 2011 the largest hiring year in Google's history, the company has received more than 75,000 job applications worldwide.

This is the highest number of applications Google has ever received in one period of time, topping a previous high set in May 2007 by 15 percent (roughly 64,000), Google spokesman Aaron Zamost told Bloomberg. Google's previous biggest hiring year was also 2007.

Google is the fourth most desirable company to work for, according to Forbes.

About the author

Danny Goodwin formerly was Associate Editor of Search Engine Watch, where he also covered the latest search marketing and industry news. He joined Incisive Media in October 2007, in charge of copy editing columns that appeared on both Search Engine Watch and ClickZ. Prior to a life in the search industry, he worked in the journalism field, working in numerous newsroom positions, before later working as a freelance copy editor.