Microsoft is adding more employees to the payroll as part of its efforts to ramp up its worldwide workforce.

The Redmond, Wash.-based software giant announced Thursday that it has added 2,000 more employees worldwide in the last fiscal year, including 1,000 employees in China.

The announcement follows the announcement last year that Microsoft would expand its hiring in Asia and Europe.

Microsoft is also adding an additional 100 staff to its global workforce in the coming months.

Microsoft says its workforce is expected to grow from over 1 million today to over 2 million by the end of 2021.

The company is expected in 2021 to add 2.7 million worldwide workers. 

More than 3 million people work at Microsoft’s global offices in China, the company says. 

Microsoft has also expanded its partnerships with other global organizations like Google, Netflix, and Facebook.

In addition to the hiring, Microsoft is planning to spend more than $1 billion to expand its workforce by 2020.