Google Bets On Offices
with $9.5 bn US investment; Sundar Pichai calls it ‘counterintuitive'
Google Said It Will Invest
$9.5 billion in offices and data centers in the U.S. over 2022, putting money behind its bid to get more workers back in its buildings.
The Alphabet Inc.
owned company based in Mountain View, California will spend on campuses across the country,
And Is Expecting to Create
12,000 new jobs as part of the investment, Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai said in a statement Wednesday.
Tech Companies Have Struggled
to balance getting workers back to the office without causing unrest among their staff, who are often in high demand.
CEO Sundar Pichai Said
“It might seem counterintuitive to step up our investment in physical offices even as we embrace more flexibility in how we work,”
Yet we believe it’s more important than ever to invest in our campuses and that doing so will make for better products, a greater quality of life for our employees, and stronger communities.”