India has long been a hub for technology and innovation, and the strong talent pool here makes it a strategic location for Google Cloud to invest in our cloud infrastructure, grow our operations and expand our workforce to support our growing customer base.
Over the last 12 months, we’ve hired top engineering talent to join our Development Center in India to support and help build advanced cloud technologies in collaboration with our global engineering teams. In July 2021, we launched our Delhi NCR cloud region which joined our MeitY-empanelled Mumbai cloud region, making India also one of a small handful of countries in Asia Pacific where we operate two Google Cloud regions. And in October 2021, Google Cloud committed to train more than 40 million new people globally on Google Cloud skills as part of our Cloud Skills Boost program which many in India continue to take advantage of.
Today, I’m pleased to share that Google is opening an office in Pune, and the first Googlers in the space will be in our Cloud Product Engineering, Technical Support and Global Delivery Center organizations. These teams will help build advanced enterprise cloud technologies in collaboration with global engineering teams, provide real-time technical advice, and deliver product and implementation expertise that customers turn to Google Cloud for as their trusted partner in their digital transformation journey.
This new location is expected to open in the second half of 2022 but our hiring starts now alongside our rapidly growing teams in Gurgaon, Hyderabad and Bangalore. This planned expansion is the latest in a series of investments by Google Cloud to fuel our customer growth and valued offerings to organizations of all sizes.
Interested candidates can find out more about open roles on Google Careers, and we look forward to welcoming new Cloud Googlers to our growing family.