One tech titan not only wants to have their employees return to an actual office after the pandemic, they are building new ones.
Google announced plans Thursday to invest more than $7 billion in building and opening new offices. They will also be expanding data centers all over the country and opening new markets to have a footprint.
The best news for job hunters is they will also be adding 10,000 new full-time jobs in the U.S. just in 2021.
The company currently has 135,000 full0time employees, but Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai said 2021 is going to be a year of growth, and that the company will “continue to make significant investments in our offices around the country, as well as our home state of California, where we will be investing over $1 billion this year.”
Just last summer, Twitter announced that they would give employees the opportunity to work from home as long as they wanted. Even the rest of their career if they chose to.
Google got a taste of the whole remote work thing the past 12 months and decided the old way is better. Pichai said collaboration and working together, in person is critical to build community. They are making the return to the office a priority.
The plan is to grow their offices across the U.S. and add new markets with pockets of emloyees. Thousands of jobs will be added in Atlanta, Washington, D.C., New York City and Chicago.
The company will pour new resources into their data center expansion in Nebraska, South Carolina, Virginia, Nevada and Texas.
“Our existing data center sites in Nebraska, Ohio, Texas and Nevada will be fully up and running in 2021. Our data centers are what powers your searches, emails, photos and the maps that help you find the fastest way home; they’re also important to the fabric of local communities, from providing opportunities for supply chain partners and small businesses to supporting distance learning in South Carolina and Nevada,” Pichai said.