Google doubles down on a return to the office

Google will spend $7 billion on new buildings and data centers in the U.S. this year, doubling down on a return to the office

The tech giant will spend $7 billion on new offices and expanding data centers, including adding offices in Minnesota, North Carolina and Texas. In its home state of California, the company will spend $1 billion, and plans to complete and open a giant new campus in Silicon Valley that has been under construction for years.

Google was one of the first major U.S. companies to send its workers home in March 2020 as the coronavirus began to spread rapidly across the United States. It now plans to bring employees back to the office in September, but unlike Facebook and Twitter, it hasn’t given them the option for permanent remote work.

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