World’s best employer Google opens office in the Philippines
January 23, 2013 by Terence LEE
Following a year of speculation, Google has today officially opened its office in the Philippines. The new unit will be located in Makati City. Narciso Reyes, who had stints in Friendster and Komli, will lead operations as Google’s Sales Head for the country.
“The Philippines is a key country in Southeast Asia in terms of its digital economy and tech-savvy population,” said Julian Persaud, managing director of Google in Southeast Asia.
He adds that the new office will allow the Internet giant to better engage local users, partners, and advertisers. The unit will help local businesses grow through Google’s products — a function similar to Google’s other representative offices in Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia, as well as its regional office in Singapore.
Google, the world’s best company to work for according to Fortune, will be hiring for the Philippines office. Openings will be posted on its jobs page soon. Competition for the positions will be fierce, and Google typically engages in up to 4 interviews with a prospective employee before making a decision.
Besides starting sales offices in the region, Google has also been developing its infrastructure to better serve users by setting up new data centers in Singapore, Taiwan and Hong Kong. When completed later this year, experts believe they could provide a combined speed boost of 30 percent.
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