28 Jul 2021

Possibility of more tech jobs as Google opens new headquarters

10:50 am on 28 July 2021

Google is investing and hiring more tech people with the opening of its first purpose built office in Auckland and the establishment of a local engineering team.

Mountain View, CA, USA - August 15, 2016: close up of Google sign on one of the Google buildings.

Google has already had a presence in New Zealand for 15 years. (file pic) Photo: 123RF

The company is also launching a dedicated cloud-based service to better serve business customers.

Country director Caroline Rainsford said the establishment of the new office follows 15 years in New Zealand.

"As New Zealand moves through the next phase of economic recovery we'll continue to find ways to bring the best of Google to Aotearoa," she said, adding the new office is a uniquely Google.

The office includes an experiential ceiling, kayaks for a reception desk, a cafe that takes its likeness from a chilly bin and an event space.

In addition, Google is investing in expanded cloud infrastructure in response to local customer demand.

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The kayak inspired reception area in Google's new premises in Auckland. Photo: Supplied / Adam Firth Photography

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The Chilly Bin cafe. Photo: Supplied / Adam Firth Photography

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