Google on Wednesday said it plans to invest 9.5 billion dollar in US services and data centers around the country this time, over from further than$ 7 billion in 2021.
The big bet on office space comes as Google (GOOG) is embracing a mongrel work model. The ABC- possessed company has called for numerous of its workers to work in an office three days a week after two times of being completely remote.
“It might feel counterintuitive to step up our investment in physical services indeed as we embrace further inflexibility in how we work,”Sundar Pichai, the CEO of Alphabet and Google, said in a blog post .”Yet we believe it’s more important than ever to invest in our premises and that doing so will make for better products, a lesser quality of life for our workers, and stronger communities.”
Google said it’ll open an office in Atlanta this time and continue to develop and expand office space in Austin and New York. Google also said it plans to continue investing in data centers in Iowa, Nebraska and Tennessee, among other countries.
As part of the advertisement, Google said it expects to produce at least new full- time jobs at the company this time.
Google and other tech companies were among the first businesses to shift to remote work when the epidemic hit in early 2020. But that shift generally appeared to be temporary. Like others in Silicon Valley, Google had preliminarily invested billions in extensive premises and lavish office gratuities for workers.