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2050, 01 Feb 18

Google Expanding in U.S.


“We plan to hire thousands of people across the U.S. this year,” said Pichai. “Last year in the US we grew faster outside the Bay Area than in the Bay Area. To support this growth, we will be making significant investments in offices across nine states, including Colorado and Michigan.”

Typically considered a Silicon Valley company, the plans are consistent with Google’s U.S. hiring in recent years. The company currently has an office or a data center in 21 states.

The Alphabet-owned company will also open or build five new data centers in the United States in 2018. The company currently has six open data centers in states including Oklahoma, Iowa and North Carolina.


2050, 01 February 2018


  1. billphoto

    Nice but will they employ Americans?  Google Inc. has filed 14233 labor condition applications for H1B visa and 5052 labor certifications for green card from fiscal year 2015 to 2017 not to mention the “resubmits” to e-Verify when their paperwork fails.  From Facebook to Disney, our citizens are not a priority when filling jobs.

    A first hand story: my neighbor came here from England on an H1B because his employer could not find a qualified American to fill the job.  The job was selling telephone switching equipment.  (The only people that believed there was not a qualified American for the job were the idiot bureaucrats that issued the visa.)

    A condition of employment was he agreed to stay on the job for 2 years.  2 years + a week he gave his notice and went to work for another company (a competitor).  His former employer now need to import another “qualified” person from England to fill the job.

    Present estimates range from 390,000 to 510,000 current H1B holders employees in the US.  this is a drop in the bucket compared to the estimated 11-16 million illegal immigrants in the US; 8 million of whom are employed but the majority of these H1B ‘imports’ are taking jobs from our STEM graduates.  The reason is simple.  Companies like Google and Microsoft like cheap labor.

  2. Jason

    Oh my goodness, Bill hates “Tech Dreamers”.  </sarcasm>

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