Google hiring 300 temporary workers to improve Google Maps

Google is hiring as many as 300 temporary staff in Kirkland to improve the accuracy of Google Maps. The search giant is working with temp staffing agencies to find “computer geeks” familiar with geographic information systems and mapping software. The job descriptions titles “Visual Data Specialist”.Jordan Newman, a Google spokesman, acknowledged that “the California-based search […]

Google is hiring as many as 300 temporary staff in Kirkland to improve the accuracy of Google Maps. The search giant is working with temp staffing agencies to find “computer geeks” familiar with geographic information systems and mapping software. The job descriptions titles “Visual Data Specialist”.

Jordan Newman, a Google spokesman, acknowledged that “the California-based search giant is hiring temps to work on Google Maps in Kirkland. Kirkland and Seattle together form one of Google’s main centers for developing Google Earth and Maps. Much of the Google Maps work will be focused on data management, said Newman. That includes keeping current on new business listings and the latest information on things like bike trails. The temp positions are for people with at least a high school diploma and data entry experience. The pay is $14.25 an hour for full-time assignments of up to one year. Newman said Google has been hiring aggressively throughout the company.”

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