Salesforce today announced it will hire 12,000 people over the next year. The new hires will make up new jobs as well as the expansion of existing operations and headquarters and four additional technology research centers across the globe.
This will bring total employee headcount to about 35,000.
“We continue to invest in and strengthen our position as the world’s leading technology company for enterprise customers,” said Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO of Salesforce. “We are relentless in our pursuit of innovations across big data, blockchain, machine learning, virtual and augmented reality, and cloud computing. I am thrilled to announce that we will be adding 12,000 jobs this year.”
Salesforce is headquartered in San Francisco. As of its 2018 third quarter, the company employs about 35,000 people and retains 16,000 employees outside of San Francisco.
As part of the company’s commitment to hire and retain diverse talent globally, Salesforce will invest in coding as an option within the home-sharing program for students in high school and college.
Salesforce is also launching programs in Illinois, the Los Angeles area, Istanbul, Singapore, and Taiwan. The company is officially opening its first international location outside of San Francisco: the world’s first Salesforce Arena in Istanbul.
Salesforce’s technology base is increasingly global, as it continues to work with and collaborate with partners around the world.
“Our goal is to help the teams that build all of the things that we do grow even faster,” said Steven Caswell, chairman and CEO of San Francisco-based Recurrent Technology.