Square announced that it has signed a lease to open an office for about 50 employees in Santa Clara.
This is Square’s second office in the San Francisco Bay Area, the first being its San Francisco headquarters. The company moved to a new, larger HQ last fall, and also has offices in New York, Atlanta, Kitchener-Waterloo, and Tokyo, with 800 employees globally.
CEO Jack Dorsey (pictured) has extolled the virtues of working in cities (in fact, he says he wants to be the mayor of New York one day), but that doesn’t mean every Square employee feels the same way. (Twitter, which Dorsey co-founded, recently expanded its Silicon Valley presence as well.)
“Opening an office in the Valley makes it easy for South Bay residents to work at Square by relieving the burden of commuting to San Francisco,” said director of talent Bryan Power in a press release.
The company also says there are more than 100,000 sellers accepting payments through Square in the Bay Area.