05/03/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

CNN Hiring Despite Tough Job Market, Ratings Woes

April 1 (Bloomberg) -- CNN, surpassed by MSNBC for the first time in U.S. weekday primetime ratings last month, plans to increase its workforce this year and invest in its Web site.

In a "tough" advertising market, the cable-television news network will scale back investment in technologies such as mobile phones rather than fire employees, said Jim Walton, president of CNN Worldwide. CNN is hiring about 30 workers for its newswire service this year and plans to recruit more for international news, he said.

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