U.S. Justice Dept. adds antitrust staff amid Big Tech probes
WASHINGTON – With probes of Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google and other major platforms underway, the U.S. Justice Department’s Antitrust Division is hiring both to bulk up for the big tech probes and to replace people who left, according to two Justice Department officials with knowledge of the matter.
The department is scheduled to post an advertisement for positions [.] for additional attorneys, paralegals with an interest in tech and others to work in San Francisco to focus on the tech industry, one of the sources said.
A job posting for five people for two-year Washington positions that dates from November specifies that the attorneys hired will work on a broad investigation of major digital technology firms into whether they engage in anticompetitive practices. The posting includes a link to the agency’s press release announcing the probes.
The number of people hired will depend on the caliber of the applicants, one of the sources said. “We have capacity to take on a good number of folks,” the source said.
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