Say what you will about the social networking giant, but there’s no denying the fact that Facebook has contributed to America’s sluggish economy. The company has now announced plans for a major New York City expansion, nearly doubling in size and bringing thousands of jobs to the market.
This past Friday, the social network said that it intends to expand operations in New York City, opening an engineering center to its biggest office outside of the West Coast facility. Facebook will add a wealth of new engineers to further enhance existing features and to write new code for the 800-million-users-strong network. The company employs more than 3,000 people in California, but only 100 in its Big Apple location. Fox News reports that Facebook plans to expand its Madison Avenue location by opening its first East Coast engineering office. According to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Facebook’s recruitment drive is already in full swing. “They’re accepting applications now if any of you need a job,” Bloomberg told press, reports Fox News.
“Facebook is capitalizing on what more and more tech companies are realizing: that New York City is the best place in the world to recruit and retain a talented workforce. We’re well on our way to achieving our goal, and that is to become the world’s number one hub for information technology and social media,” concluded Bloomberg in the conference. “We’ll be adding thousands of employees in the next year,” said Facebook Chief Operating Operator Cheryl Sandberg, informing that the company plans to hire as many as possible, without giving a definitive figure.
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