Google is planning to spend $7 billion this year on data centers and offices across the U.S. The company will also create at least 10,000 new full-time Google jobs in the U.S. this year.

“This includes investing in communities that are new to Google and expanding in others across 19 states,” CEO Sundar Pichai said in a blog post.

“Coming together in person to collaborate and build community is core to Google’s culture, and it will be an important part of our future,” Pichai added.

He also said that Google will invest more than $1 billion in its home state of California.

“Outside of the Bay Area, we’ll keep growing our offices across the U.S., including plans to add thousands of roles in Atlanta, Washington, D.C., Chicago and New York. This will help bring more jobs and investment to diverse communities as part of our previously announced racial equity commitments. We’re already making progress: 2020 was our largest year ever for hiring Black and Latinx Googlers in the U.S., both overall and in tech roles,” Pichai said.

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