Google announced plans to invest $9.5B in US offices and data centers this year. In 2021 the company invested about $7B in opening new branches and expanding existing facilities. The investment will create 12,000 full-time jobs across more than a dozen states.
Investing in flexibility. Google CEO Sundar Pichai pointed out that it may seem counterintuitive to invest in physical locations as calls to come back to the office frustrated many employees who prefer working from home. The company believes investing in their campuses will make better products, a greater quality of life for employees, and stronger communities.