Google sets up shop in Manila, now looking for local talent

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Ever wondered what it would feel like to work for Google? Well, now’s your chance. The company has officially opened their local office, and is currently looking for local talent. There are currently job listings for Google’s local office at www.google.com.ph/jobs.

The Philippines is fast becoming a major region for the search company, evidenced by their local presence here. Julian Persaud, Managing Director of Google in SEA says that “the Philippines is a key country in SEA in terms of its digital economy and tech-savvy population. This new office will allow us better engage with our local users, partners and advertisers. Over 33 million Filipinos access the internet to regularly study, shop, search for ideas.”

Heading up the local Google office is Narciso Reyes who is stepping into the role of Country Manager for the Philippines. Mr. Reyes is a digital marketing veteran, and has been in the industry for 16 years.

“We’re excited to be deepening our investment in the Philippines with the opening of our office here in Manila. Our local team will be committed to providing better services to our Filipino users and to helping businesses – large and small – grow locally and globally, contributing to the growth of the local economy.”