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Google Expanding Pittsburgh Office, Mum on Jobs

Internet search engine company Google Inc. is expanding its Pittsburgh office in the city's Bakery Square development, but not commenting on a developer's estimate that it could increase the company's employees to 1,000.

Google has confirmed the lease for 66,000 additional square feet, giving the company about 200,000 square feet in a development linked to the city's repurposed Nabisco bakery.

The company is mum on how many jobs will be added, or even how many employees already work in Pittsburgh. The company's website says it has fewer employees "than the number of Spartans at Thermopylae" — or 300 — in Pittsburgh.

But Todd Reidbord, president of Walnut Capital, which is heading the project, and Gregg Perelman, who is heading the development team, tell KDKA-TV the new lease could boost the number of jobs to 1,000.

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