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Tammy Newell
Tammy Newell
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  • 13th September 2011

Google predicts 365,000 new jobs for the UK

Philipp Schindler, Vice-president at Google’s Europe based office has predicted that Britain could see 365,000 new jobs created in the next five years, within the internet sector.

Schindler, who is responsible for Google’s search operations across the UK told the Telegraph, “the internet is the biggest driver of export opportunity you will find over the next decades…it opens up fantastic opportunities”. His predictions are based on the 2011-2015 UK GDP (Gross Domestic Product) forecast for economic growth.

Google, and many other online and technology based companies strongly suggest that businesses need to fully understand the digital age we now live in, and take full advantage of “mega-trends”. Presently, the UK is the world’s second largest market leaders in internet and online innovation, which is one of the reasons why Google has taken up residency in London, with three offices now open, and more investment planned.

If these exciting predictions are correct, this is great news for Britain, where almost 2.5million people are currently unemployed.