President, founder and CEO of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg speaks during a Reuters interview at the University of Bogota on Jan. 14, 2015.
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By David Stout
January 19, 2015

Facebook is hiring, big time.

The social networking company’s recent acquisitions and investments in several tech companies, which specialize in niche markets like drone production, virtual reality and data centers, is helping drive the latest round of recruitment, according to Reuters.

“We are an ambitious company run by an ambitious CEO,” Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s chief operating officer, told Reuters. “Our users are growing and our business is growing and we want to support that.”

Facebook reportedly had 8,348 full-time employees at the end of last September and is looking to hire at least 1,200 new staff members in the coming months.

[Reuters]

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