Google has some massive plans of investment this year. The search engine giant has announced its plans to expand data centers across the United States and open new offices. The will be done with an investment of USD 7 billion. The company said that it will create 10,000 new full-time jobs. Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai said that we want to be a part of a broader plan of the country’s economic recovery from the global coronavirus pandemic. Pichai said that this is why the company has decided to invest in areas that are comparatively news for it. “This will help the company to spread across 19 states,” he added.
The decision comes at a time when more and more companies are shifting to work from home set up. This has become a trend these days as coronavirus pandemic forced people to go for a transition. “But coming together in person to work jointly has been core culture of Google. We will be a very important part of our future,” Pichai said. The Alphabet CEO said that the company will focus on investing significantly in our offices. Google and Alphabet already have more than 135,000 full-time employees. “Also, we are planning to invest over USD 1 billion in California, which is our home state, this year,” he added.
Pichai emphasized that the tech giant is going to grow its offices across the United States. Google is reportedly planning to add thousands of roles in Chicago, Atlanta, Washington, and New York City in an effort to bring more jobs to diverse communities. “This is part of our commitment to racial equity.” The company also said that it will make investments in expanding data centers in Virginia, South Carolina, Nebraska, Nevada, and Texas. “Our data center sites in some of these places will be fully functional in 2021. They power our searches, maps, emails, and the photos,” Pichai said.