Headcount is increasing at an incredible pace.
Mark Zuckerberg is going to need to find some more pinball machines and rock-climbing walls. The social networking company, known for its many perks that make it a regular on the hottest-places-to-work lists, is increasing headcount at an incredible pace.
Bloomberg News reports that Facebook, which reported Wednesday that sales fell short of estimates, passed the 10,000-employee mark last quarter. With a total of 10,082 at the end of March, Facebook increased headcount by 48% compared with the same time last year.
48% percent is an eye-popping number. When asked on the earnings call about Facebook's hiring spree, Chief Financial Officer Dave Wehner said the company is basically beefing up everywhere, and that growth skews toward research and development.
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