Google, which announced earlier today that it plans to hire more than 6,000 workers this year, has taken about 100,000 square feet of office space in Venice. One of Google's new locations is the Frank Gehry-designed former Chiat/Day ad agency studio on Main Street with the distinctive binocular sculpture out front. "The move is part of a major expansion by Google in Southern California and could set up a new center of operation in the region," says the LAT. The story is unclear on how much of this new space will house existing employees who now work nearby in Santa Monica.
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