Google Increases 2021 Planned NYC Job Growth by 3,000 Jobs

Technology giant Google is planning to create an additional 3,000 jobs at its new 1.7 million-square-foot Hudson Square campus, increasing the total to 14,000 as part of a $250 million expansion according to Mayor Bill de Blasio. Google is also working towards developing a workforce with increased racial equity to better reflect New York as one of the most diverse cities in the country, Google CEO Sundar Pichai having signed onto the NYC CEO Jobs Council in 2020—a coalition of employers aiming to hire 100,000 low-income Black, Latino and Asian New Yorkers over the next ten years. On a statewide level, Google’s 2020 Economic Impact Report demonstrated significant economic activity generated in New York State; and “as schools went remote, the New York City Department of Education—the largest public education system in the country—relied on Google Classroom to keep over one million students engaged in distance learning.”