Business expansion
United Kingdom
Location of affected unit(s)
Information / Communication
Computer Programming, Consultancy And Related Activities
Computer Programming, Consultancy And Related Activities
62 - Computer programming, consultancy and related activities

3,000 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
15 November 2016
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
1 January 2020


Technology giant Google has announced plans to create 3,000 new jobs in London. Google has continued with its plans to invest in the UK economy despite the vote to leave the EU. Sundar Pichai, Google's Chief Executive, commented that although free movement of labour was a factor in the decision to invest in the UK, the strength of the UK economy was a more important factor than the EU referendum vote, and it is too early to say what the full effects of EU withdrawal will be. Google is currently upgrading their offices in London King's Cross and staff will be moved over to the new premises from 2018. It is not known when the new positions will be advertised.


  • 15 November 2016: BBC Website
  • 15 November 2016: The Telegraph


Eurofound (2016), Google, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 89357, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/89357.