Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) has hired the 18-year old intern Michael Sayman for a full-time engineering job. The Social networking company had long been intrigued by the fresh talents, even before they went to college. Sayman has earned his graduation degree from High school in Miami, and has joined Facebook to become one of the youngest employees. Sayman, who turned 18 on Aug. 24.
Sayman joined Facebook last November
Earlier this year, Bloomberg discovered Sayman for the first time while doing a story on the inter-recruiting trend, where he was using the company’s tools for developers for creating a popular iPhone application. He was taken by the Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) staff to meet CEO Mark Zuckerberg before starting an internship in the company.
“This summer internship at Facebook has been amazing, but it’s not over,” Sayman said in a post on his Facebook page. He added that the company has offered him a full-time job, and adventure has just started.
Last November, Sayman was taken in Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) as an Intern. On meeting with the CEO, Zuckerberg asked him about 4 Snaps, the mobile game built by him employing the Facebook development tools that had a player base of 500,000. Sayman was accompanied by his mother because he is still a high school kid. Sayman said that he made sure that no one was playing a prank on him when he received a letter saying that Zuckerberg wants to meet him.
Previously, Sayman told that he is lodging in Facebook Mountain View Suite as an intern with an older colleague. “They gave me the option of living with my mom, but my mom was like, ‘No, you have to learn to live on your own,” he said that time.
Tech firms hiring youths
Although not in great numbers, Youth are finding their place in the companies where the tech talent is lacking. Social networking site has started hiring teens even before they enter their college. Likewise, LinkedIn also stared its summer program for high school graduates two years ago, also, Airbnb is hiring just 16 year-old youths.
LinkedIn Corp (NYSE:LNKD) CEO Jeff Weiner, while welcoming the summer interns during the latest earning call, said “Talent is our No. 1 operating priority and our most important asset.”