27 February 2020
On Wednesday Google announced that it plans to invest an amount in excess of $10 billion toward the establishment of US offices and Data Centres in 2020.
Google is planning to have centres in eleven states, the most notable one being the new campus planned for New York.
The New York Campus which will be at Hudson Square presents an opportunity for the tech giant to double its workforce by the year 2028.
Google currently has a workforce of 118,899 people. 20,000 of the company’s employees are recent hires.
If everything goes accordingly Google will have employed nearly a quarter of a million workers in 2028.
According to Google and Alphabet CEO, Sundar Pichai, the new investments will be made in the states of Colorado, Georgia, Massachusetts, Nebraska, New York, Oklahoma, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Washington and California.
The CEO added that “these investments will create thousands of jobs — including roles within Google, construction jobs in data centers and renewable energy facilities, and opportunities in local businesses in surrounding towns and communities.”
Within the $10 billion commitment that Google has made, $1 billion is currently assisting with the housing crisis that company created in the Bay Area near its Silicon Valley Headquarters.