Flickr posted on their blog yesterday that they are now in search of new employees. This, of course, flies in the face of rumors that Yahoo is looking to shutter some their properties. Names that have been bandied about have included Delicious, Yahoo Buzz, and even Flickr. Clearly though, Flickr is alive and well and looking to move forward and grow.
Positions they are looking to fill include Software Engineers, Product Managers, Product Designers, and an Engineering Manager. This is not only good news for Flickr’s large user base, but also for out-of-work computer industry types.
Flickr was the first mainstream photo sharing website and is still the king, despite the growing specter of Google’s Picasa. The fact that they are looking to grow the business and improve their offerings will allow a large portion of the internet breath a huge sigh of relief. We don’t know what they have in store for future platform updates, but this latest post is a good sign that updates are in the works.