Facebook planning to hire thousands next year

This Jan. 3, 2011 file photo shows the exterior of Facebook headquarters in Palo Alto, Calif. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

December 5, 2011 8:23:34 AM PST
Facebook is planning to hire thousands of new employees over the next year to keep pace with what's expected to be rapid growth.

Most of its 3,000 workers now are in Silicon Valley or Seattle, but the company says it's also now looking for engineers in New York.