Google parent company Alphabet has added nearly 9,000 employees to its payroll over the past year.
The company finished Q1 with a headcount of 64,115 employees, according to its earnings report. That compares to 55,419 employees in the year-ago period. And it’s up a couple thousand from the 61,814 that Alphabet had just a few months ago, at the end of 2015.
Alphabet is one of the internet industry’s most dominant companies, generating $20.3 billion in the first quarter. But investors are worried about its spending.
Facebook, by contrast, finished 2015 with 12,700 employees.