Google is looking to hire more than 20 more programmers to help develop its new web development platform for mobile sites.
The announcement comes as Google and the United States Department of Labor (DOL) are investigating a complaint of a recruiter who allegedly sexually harassed and physically assaulted a female employee at the company’s California headquarters in October 2016.
A separate investigation into the incident is ongoing, according to a Google spokeswoman.
The company said the hiring of more software developers would increase its workforce by 50 percent in the next six months, and would be based on the size of the site, site content, and quality of the code.
The hiring of additional developers would help make the platform more agile and robust and ensure that Google’s users are able to find the right software solution to meet their specific needs, according the company.
The number of programmers hired would vary depending on the type of software being developed for the new platform, according Google’s website.
A Google spokesperson did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Google is working on several new products including a mobile site development platform that will be launched later this year.
The new platform will offer a new way for websites to manage content, which will be able to automatically display content and respond to user interactions, according a Google blog post.
“We are building an incredible new mobile platform that we are really excited to share with you all,” said a Google spokesperson.
“It will provide a powerful and simple way for developers to create and maintain their sites.
Developers can build new sites that work on mobile devices, but will also work on websites on other platforms.”