How many Google employees are in Ann Arbor? 204 by one count
Anyone who's still curious about how many people search-engine giant Google employs in Ann Arbor got a clue over the weekend.
Company executives told AnnArbor.com the answer was "about 250" when reporter Nathan Bomey talked to Mike Miller, Google’s new Ann Arbor leader, in July.
And the company said it wouldn't discuss its hiring plans for Ann Arbor any longer.
But in Sunday's Detroit Free Press, Google was named one of Metro Detroit's top workplaces - and it provided the number 204 for its total employees in southeast Michigan.
Because Google won't talk about its employees, we're still left to wonder: How are contracted hires factored into their figures?
Nevertheless, the figure offers another gauge of how Google is progressing toward its initial hiring goal of 1,000 for the Ann Arbor AdWords headquarters, opened in downtown Ann Arbor amid plenty of fanfare in 2006.
Earlier this year, Google cut about 200 employees from its sales division. It employs about 20,000, according to company data.
Meanwhile, four job openings are listed today on Google's hiring site for Ann Arbor.
And Google stock is selling this morning for over $550 per share, a few dollars from its 52-week high. Its market cap is $174 billion today.