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ANN ARBOR (WWJ) Google Inc. one of the bright spots in the Michigan economic front announced last month that they would increase hiring in their Ann Arbor offices this year.

Google Inc., the world’s biggest Internet-search service, received more than 75,000 job applications worldwide last week, setting a record for the company as it embarks on a hiring spree.

The flood of resumes topped a previous high set in May 2007 by 15 percent. Aaron Zamost, a spokesman for the Mountain View, California-based company. Google, which had 24,400 workers at the end of 2010, announced last week that it would add more than 6,000 employees this year,  Bloomberg News reports.

“We’re looking for top talent,” said Alan Eustace, senior vice president of engineering and research, last week in a blog posting. “We’ll hire as many smart, creative people as we can to tackle some of the toughest challenges in computer science: like building a Web-based operating system from scratch, instantly searching an index of more than 100 million gigabytes and even developing cars that drive themselves.” As reported in the Bloomberg News.

Google is now ranked in the top five best workplaces by Fortune Magazine.

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