Facebook CEOMark Zuckerberg said in an interview published Wednesday that he was looking for more “young people” to join the company.
Zuckerberg’s comments were made on an earnings call with analysts on Wednesday.
The company has seen strong growth in the past year, with Facebook posting more than $30 billion in revenue in the quarter ended March 31.
Zuckerberg said he would also like to expand the company’s existing employees by hiring more people over the next two years.
“We’re going to need to find people who want to join us in this effort,” Zuckerberg said.
“This is a really good time to recruit young people, and we’ve got to get that going.”
Facebook has seen growth in its online advertising business, which was worth more than one-third of the company last year.
Facebook has also seen growth on its messaging app Messenger, which saw growth of 22% to reach 10.9 billion users, according to analytics firm comScore.
Zuckerberg also said that Facebook had seen a significant drop in the number of advertisers in the United States, which is about half of the amount that it saw in the first half of 2016.
“The number of ads we see on Facebook is declining.
In the United Kingdom, we have fewer ads.
So it’s a little bit more balanced,” Zuckerberg told analysts.
“It’s an interesting question because you see some advertisers and you also see some companies with more advertisers.”