Google to invest $9.5 billion in US

Google announced plans to invest $9.5 billion in its U.S. offices and data centers across the country in 2022, up from spending more than $7 billion in 2021.

According to CNN, the big bet on desktop space came at a time when Google was embracing a hybrid workplace model. The Alphabet-owned company has asked many of its employees to work in an office three days a week after two years of total isolation.

Alphabet and Google CEO Sundar Pichai said, “It may seem counterintuitive to increase our investments in physical offices even as we embrace greater flexibility in the way we work.

“Yet we believe it is more important than ever to invest in our campuses and that this will improve products, improve the quality of life of our employees and strengthen communities.”

Google said it will open an office in Atlanta this year and continue to develop and expand offices in Austin and New York. He added that he plans to continue investing in data centers in Iowa, Nebraska and Tennessee, among other states.

As part of the announcement, Google said it expects to add at least 12,000 new full-time jobs to the company this year.

Google and other tech companies were among the first companies to switch to remote working when the pandemic hit in early 2020. But that change always seemed to be temporary. Like others in Silicon Valley, Google had previously invested billions in sprawling campuses and lavish worker benefits.

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