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Google will spend over $ 13 billion for US data centers, offices



FILE PHOTO: Outside Google's offices are seen in Manhattan in New York, New York, USA, January 18, 2019. REUTERS / Mike Segar

Google said it would spend more than $ 13 billion in its data centers and offices in the US this year.

"These new investments will enable us to employ tens of thousands of employees and create more than 10,000 new jobs in Nebraska, Nevada, Ohio, Texas, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Virginia." in a blog post here.

With the new investment, Google will now be in 24 of the 50 US countries.

Google will continue to expand its presence in Chicago and Washington and the company's workforce will double in Virginia and Georgia, according to the blog post.

The company said it has hired more than 10,000 people in the US and has invested more than $ 9 billion over the past year.

For the fourth quarter, Google reported $ 31.07 billion in costs and expenses, up 26% from last year. Capital expenditures rose 64 percent to $ 7.08 billion.

Last week, Reuters reported that Amazon.com Inc. is studying alternatives to locating part of its new headquarters in New York if the plan fails due to the local opposition.

Google has noticed a boost to its plans for expansion in San Jose near Mountain View headquarters, but otherwise it has not met a strong local opposition.

Reporting by Arjun Panchadar in Bengaluru; Editing by James Emanuel and Shunak Dasgupta

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