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Google plans to hire tens of thousands of employees across the U.S. this year, through investments in new data centers and offices. CEO Sundar Pichai announced Google’s plans in a blog post Wednesday.
According to Pichai, Google’s investment of more than $13 billion in 2019 will lead to major expansion in 14 states and also create more than 10,000 new construction jobs in Nebraska, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas and Virginia.
"These new investments will give us the capacity to hire tens of thousands of employees, and enable the creation of more than 10,000 new construction jobs," he posted.
“With this new investment, Google will now have a home in 24 total states, including data centers in 13 communities. 2019 marks the second year in a row we’ll be growing faster outside of the Bay Area than in it.”
For its part, Google, in the past year, added more than 10,000 people to its U.S. workforce, on investments of more than $9 billion.
Pichai added that as it grows the company’s footprint in the U.S., Google will also make significant investments in the area of renewable energy.
Among its expansion plans, Google will open its first data center in Nevada, and will double its workforce in both Virginia and Georgia.
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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Google plans to add tens of thousands of new jobs as it expands in 14 states