Google France plans to add more jobs eyeing growth through e-commerce development
Source : NewsBharatiDate : 11-Oct-2017
Paris, October 11: Google, in most cases tops the 1st place of dream job for anyone. One of the most renowned companies in the world changed the face of technology, is planning to increase its employees in its France base. It's planning to increase its staff from 700 to 1,000 in 2018 and to double its office space in the country, as it sees room for growth coming from development of e-commerce.
“By the end of next year, we will increase staff from 700 to 1,000, mainly engineers and we will double the size of our offices from 10,000 to 20,000 square metres,” Sebastien Missoffe, head of Google France said in an interview.
Missoffe said France was still behind in terms of digitalisation, given that only 16% of companies have embarked on e-commerce. The country is still behind than most developed ones, President Emmanuel Macron is eying for more investments and trade. After many terror attacks, France has lost most of its most valued companies which is devastating for the country’s economy.
“It (France) will need to catch up and that’s an opportunity for Google,” Missoffe said, adding Google could help companies better use the Internet’s potential to optimise their exports.
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