Google Goes To The Pitts
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania isn’t exactly a top destination for tech companies, but in spite (or because) of this fact, Google has built a new office there. It looks like it’s going to be a pretty small operation – there are currently only about 30 Googlers working at the facility.
Rapid growth is possible, though. Google’s Dublin location, which is now its main hub for all of Europe, started out with only five employees (the search engine company recently announced plans to bring the total up to 1300).
Daniel Lovering spoke to Andrew Moore, “a former Carnegie Mellon professor who heads the office,” and Moore indicated that Google does intend to keep looking for people in “the Smoky City.”
“Another five to 10 people are scheduled to join the staff at Google Pittsburgh in the next few months,” Moore told Lovering, “and the hiring is expected to continue as long as job candidates are interested in working for Google and coming to Pittsburgh.”
Moore also described his duties, saying, “We’re working on things that are really at the core of Google. We’re very much a back-end office.”
Another person with ties Carnegie Mellon University also weighed in on the search engine company’s new offices. “This is so important to CMU because of the educational opportunities this creates for us,” CMU president Jared Cohon told the Pittsburgh Business Times.
“We expect big things from the Google center,” Cohon continued. “We all the sense that Pittsburgh is about to see some wonderful things in terms of tech-based employment.”