Alphabet Inc.’s Google on Wednesday said it would invest about $9.5 billion in its U.S. offices and data centers this year, up from $7 billion last year.
Google said the investment will create at least 12,000 full-time jobs in 2022 and will focus on data centers in multiple states, including Nevada, Nebraska and Virginia.
The company will open a new office in Atlanta this year and expand its data center in Storey County, Nevada, it added.
“It may seem counterintuitive to increase our investment in physical offices, even as we embrace more flexibility in the way we work. Still, we believe it’s more important than ever to invest in our campuses,” Google said in a statement.
Google has attempted to bring its employees back to some of its offices in the United States, United Kingdom and Asia Pacific by mandating that they work from the office about three days a week, a move to end policies allowing employees to work remotely due to COVID. 19 concerns.
Google will continue to invest in offices in its home state of California and support affordable housing initiatives in the Bay Area as part of its $1 billion housing commitment.
Last year, Google helped provide $617 billion in economic activity to US businesses, creators and developers, according to its 2021 Economic Impact Report.
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