By now you’ve probably heard the news: Google will be shutting down its offices in San Francisco and Vancouver, Canada.
The news was greeted with a mixture of shock and confusion by employees and community members alike.
But why would Google be shutting these locations down?
And how much does Google pay employees to work at these two locations?
The answer is surprisingly simple.
Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai has said in the past that Google will only pay workers in the San Francisco office a $1.35 per hour salary.
In the Vancouver office, employees earn an average of $1 an hour.
That means Google pays roughly half the amount of people in the city it operates in to work there.
(That’s the $5,000 per year salary that employees make in the Seattle area.)
But Pichari has never said exactly how much Google is paying the people who work at those two locations.
According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, the company has not disclosed how much employees earn in either location.
(For context, Google’s largest market is Seattle.)
The union said the Seattle location will close its doors on July 1.
The Vancouver location is also closing its doors.
And Google’s employees in San Diego will be able to work in other locations around the world, including Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, Australia, India, and the Philippines.
The San Francisco offices will continue to operate, but they will no longer be able open.
The company will also pay a small severance fee to employees who leave Google and then join another tech company, according to the Union-Telegram.
Google employees in Vancouver are expected to get a raise in July, according the newspaper.
(Correction: This article originally misstated the amount Google paid employees in each city.
The article originally stated that Google was paying $1 a hour.)
What does this mean for employees in other tech cities?
It’s a big blow for some employees who worked in these locations.
In San Francisco, the workers who work in the Vancouver location are expected get a wage increase.
(A Google spokesperson told Ars that the company is not offering raises to workers in Vancouver.)
In Canada, the San Jose office is expected to close on July 15.
The Ottawa office is scheduled to close in December.
In Germany, the offices in the Berlin, Hamburg, and Munich offices are scheduled to end in January.
The employees in Australia, the United Kingdom, and New Zealand are expected see their wages rise.
The workers in Japan are expected receive a pay increase.
And employees in South Korea will see their salaries increase, according a spokesperson for Google.
These workers will not receive a raise.
Google said in a statement to the union that employees in these two cities will receive a small raise.
But the amount is not clear yet.
It’s possible that the pay increases could be small, but that they won’t be large enough to make up for the $3.5 million that Google has paid to workers at the San Mateo, Sunnyvale, and Fremont offices over the past year.
If the company makes these increases, it would be a big loss for some workers who were paid well above minimum wage in the US and other tech markets.
But that’s exactly what Google has been paying these workers.
For years, Google paid them well above the minimum wage.
That has led to a backlash among tech workers, who are often paid below minimum wage even in Silicon Valley.
Some employees have gone on strike and taken to online petition sites to demand Google pay its workers at least $15 an hour and provide health care.
(Google has since agreed to pay its employees at least that amount.)
But the company’s employees were mostly unaware of these strikes and petition efforts until this year.
As the tech industry has grown in popularity, so has the number of employees working for Google and other companies.
The tech industry’s high demand for workers has created a labor shortage in many tech-heavy cities.
According a recent report by the nonprofit Center for Economic and Policy Research, the tech sector employs approximately 5 million workers.
That’s more than one in three of the people employed in the country, including Google’s executives.
This shortage of workers has been a major issue for Silicon Valley, which has struggled to find enough skilled workers to fill the openings.
Google is also looking to hire more engineers to fill its remaining roles.
But it has been unable to find any suitable candidates for these jobs.