When Google announced a new set of perks for its search engineering workforce last week, it had an even bigger surprise in store for the company’s employees.
In a tweet, the company announced a promotion called the Optimization of Engineers Job Search Initiative.
“You can be an engineer now!” the company tweeted.
The job search initiative, announced in August 2016, is designed to allow companies to “create a better experience for our users, partners, and customers by making it easier for them to find and hire the best talent,” according to a company blog post.
“We are looking forward to seeing how these new tools will improve your search experience.”
Google has been looking to increase the number of engineers, especially in the search market, for years.
The company is also known for having a massive workforce of engineers in search marketing, which includes Google Ads, Search and the Google Maps search platform.
Google’s new perks, however, are aimed specifically at Google Ads and its advertising business.
“The Optimization job search program is intended to give companies more control over how their search ads and search results appear and function in Google Ads,” Google said in a blog post announcing the new perks.
“As part of this effort, companies can also request additional tools, like the ability to search for engineers at the company, or allow companies and teams to share information on employees, training, and work hours.”
It’s not the first time Google has experimented with hiring more engineers.
Last year, the search giant announced it would give its employees “a choice” between an internship and a full-time job in search, and said that in addition to Google Ads employees would get to apply for a spot at Google’s search division.
That announcement came after the company was accused of not being transparent enough about its search advertising spending and hiring practices.
The new jobs announcement comes just days after the search engine announced it was hiring more than 5,000 engineers over the next year, including an additional 3,500 in its advertising department.
Google said it had more than 1,500 engineers working in its Google AdWords division.
The search giant also announced in February it was introducing an ad search engine called AdWords Ads, which allows users to search on their mobile devices and see ads for brands and businesses they’re interested in.