Google Expands Kirkland Office

It looks like Google will be adding to the strength of the housing market on the Eastside. The Mountain View, California company announced on Tuesday plans to expand its Kirkland office to accommodate 400 more engineers. They'll be working on products including Google Cloud, Chrome, Hangout, Ads, Maps and Android.

Google already has 1,900 employees in Washington, more than half of whom work at the Kirkland campus. They'll be adding a new 180,000-square-foot space to their already existing 375,000-square-feet space.

According to The Puget Sound Business Journal, the engineering centers mean for competition for native companies, but also position Seattle as a leader in engineering. Diversity of employers can also help keep skilled engineers in the region who might have otherwise moved to Silicon Valley.

Find out more about this addition to Kirkland in the original article posted on The Puget Sound Business Journal.

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Posted on February 18, 2016 at 3:31 pm
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