Google's YouTube Goes on a Hiring Spree

The video site wants to expand its staff by more than 30 in its biggest hiring year ever.

NEW YORK - YouTube, the video site owned by Google since a $1.65 billion acquisition in 2006, is looking to add 200 jobs, which would expand its staff by more than 30 percent and make 2011 its biggest hiring year ever, Reuters reported.

The new positions are in a range of areas - from advertising sales to engineering. Most of the jobs will be at the online video giant's San Bruno, Calif. headquarters, but there will also be overseas opportunities.

In a blog post, YouTube also said that more than 35 hours of video are uploaded to its site every minute, and videos are viewed more than 2 billion times a day.

Reports recently also said that YouTube is ready to spend on more content created or curated by celebrities.