Facebook Plans Hiring Spree

Online social networking site Facebook is looking to expand its staff by as much as 50 percent this year, its chief executive Mark Zuckerberg told the Bloomberg news agency in an interview dated Aug. 20.

Facebook’s Web site says it has more than 900 employees.

The company, which counts venture capitalist Peter Thiel, Accel Partners, Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) and cut 30 percent of its U.S. staff and two-thirds of its international workforce.

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