Facebook plans to hire some 10,000 people for its product and engineering teams this year, according to COO Sheryl Sandberg.
In an interview with CNBC, Sandberg was asked if she would pledge not to layoff any employees, as many companies have done in the midst of the economic crisis. Sandberg took it a step further, indicating Facebook planned to keep their existing employees and hire thousands more.
“Our hiring is keeping at a very, very aggressive clip,” said Sandberg.
“We feel fortunate to be able to do that,” she continued. “We also have the responsibility to do that — to keep our own employees, but hopefully hire more because we need them.”
The new hires will no doubt be an asset to the company as it struggles to keep up with demand as people use the social media platform to stay connected during lockdowns, shelter in place orders and remote work.