Google Considering 1 Million Sq. Foot Googleplex in Valley

It’s hard for a week to go by without a report about Google searching (no pun intended) for more office space as the company continues to expand. This week will be no different. The Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal story: On hiring binge, Google prowling for additional office space, discusses Google’s efforts to find more space in the Mountain View/Silicon Valley area. The article notes that the company is, “probing development of a million-square-foot headquarters-type campus.”

Representatives for Google have talked to the city of Mountain View and NASA/Ames Research Park about developing in those locations, according to executives affiliated with both.

Google declined comment, saying through a spokesman that it had “no plans to announce about additional facilities in any location.” It also declined to reveal how many of its more than 4,100 full-time employees worked in Silicon Valley or what percentage of those hired this spring were working in the valley.

During Google’s recent conference call, we learned that the company hired 701 new employees in the first quarter of 2005. They did not say how many of these new employees work at the Mountain View Googleplex.

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