Google wants to spend billions on new US offices and data centers

Google wants to spend billions on new US offices and data centers

The days of working from home could soon be coming to an end for Google employees in the US as the company has announced its plans to invest $9.5bn in its offices and data centers across the country.

Over the past five years, the search giant has invested over $37bn in its offices and data centers in 26 states while creating more than 40k full-time jobs. It’s also worth noting that Google has invested over $40bn in research and development in the US over the past two years.

Alongside its new office and data center investments, the company expects to create at least an additional 12k full-time jobs by the end of the year and thousands more among its local suppliers, partners and communities.

While it may seem counterintuitive to increase its investments in physical offices now that Google has adopted a hybrid work policy where employees only need to come to the office three days a week, the company believes that investing further in its campuses will help it create better products and lead to improved quality of life for its employees.

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