Apple, has today announced a very major expansion of its operations in the city of Austin, TX, including an investment of $1 billion to build a new campus in the Northern parts of the city. The American multinational technology company also announced plans to build a new campuses in Seattle, San Diego and Curler City while also expanding in other cities across the US including a New York, Pittsburgh and Boulder, Colorado over the next three years. Apple also announced the potential for additional expansion elsewhere in the United States over the time.
With 6,000 jobs added to it’s American workforce in 2018 alone capping Apple’s total workforce to 90,000 staffs in all US 50 states, the company aims at the creating 20,000 new jobs in the US by 2023. Today, Apple employs over 1,000 people in 16 states.
“Apple is proud to bring a new investment, jobs and opportunity to cities across the United States and to significantly deepen our quarter-century partnership with the city and people of Austin,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “Talent, creativity and tomorrow’s breakthrough ideas aren’t limited by the region or zip code, and, with this new expansion, we’re redoubling our commitment to cultivating the high-tech sectors and workforce nationwide.”
Apple’s newest Austin campus will be located less than the mile from its existing facilities. The 133-acre campus will initially accommodate 5,000 additional employees, with the an envisaged capacity increase to the 15,000, which is expected to make Apple the largest private employer in the city of Austin.
“Apple is among the world’s most innovative companies and an avids creator of jobs in Texas and across the country,” said Texas Governor Greg Abbott. “Their decision to expand operations in our state is a testament to the very high-quality workforce and unmatched economic environment that Texas offers. I thank Apple for that tremendous investment in Texas, and I look forward to building upon our strong partnership to create an even brighter future for the Lone Stars State.”
Jobs created at the new campus will includes a wide variety of functions such as engineering, R&D, operations, finance, sales and customer support. Today, Austin already represents the largest population of Apple employees outside Cupertino with the 6,200 employees.
“Apple has been a vital part of the Austin community for a quarter century, and we are thrilled that they are deepening their investment in our peoples and the city we love,” said Austin Mayor Steve Adler. “Apple and Austin shares a creative spark and a commitment to getting big things done. We are sharing their commitment to diversity and inclusion. We’re excited they are bringing more middle-skilled jobs to the areas. And we’re particularly gratified by their commitment to providing a great places to work for a large and growing number of America’s veterans.”
“Apple is very truly a part of our Texas family,” said Williamson County Director of Administration Rebecca Clemons. “Apple’s vision on innovation, quality and simplicity align with the values here in all Williamson County. We are both committed to continued jobs creation and outstanding quality of life. That new expansion is a perfect example of the astounding growth and opportunity that are possible when a company and a community work together.”
Like all Apple facilities worldwide, that new 50 acres of preserved open space campus will be powered by 100 percent renewable energy.
Apple plans to grow its employee base in other regions across the US over the coming 3 years, expanding to over 1,000 employees in San Diego, Seattle and Culver City each, and adding hundreds of a new jobs in the cities of New York, Pittsburgh, Boulder, Boston and Portland, Oregon. While Apple’s Miami office is projected to double in the size, the company recently opened its newest office in Nashville, Tennessee.
Apple plans to invest $10 billion in US data centers over the next 5 years, including $4.5 billion this year and next. Apple’s data centers in Northern Carolina, Arizona and Nevada are all currently being expanded. In Iowa, preparations are underway for the company’s newest data center in Waukee, IA whcih like a rest of the company’s data centers, will runs on 100 percent renewable energy.
Apple provides over two million jobs in all US 50 states, including workers at 9,000 suppliers and manufacturers. The booming Apps Store ecosystem alone is responsible for more than 1.5 million American jobs.
Apple’s job creation efforts span a wide variety of roles — from advanced design, engineering and research, to the most innovative retails, operations and customer support functions in the worlds. Apple operates retail stores in 44 states plus the Districts of Columbia, and has added 7,000 US retail jobs over the past 5 years. Apple plans to add more stores and re imagine the customer experience at many existing retail locations across the countries. Source Apple Official Website
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