New Apple Campus Will Add 5,000 Jobs in Austin
Apple plans to build a $1 billion campus in Austin that covers 133 acres. Once the expansion is completed, Apple will become the largest private employer in Austin. Located in North Austin, the campus will have room to hire 5,000 new employees, with room to grow up to 15,000 workers.
A contributing factor for Apple’s increased presence in Austin may be due to the impressive tech sectors in the city. According to CEO Tim Cook, “With this new expansion, we're redoubling our commitment to cultivating the high-tech sector and workforce nationwide."
“The new jobs in Austin will cover a broad swath of its business, Apple says, from engineering and research to business operations, sales and customer support. The employees will work on a large campus that the company says will include 50 acres of preserved open space.”
According to Apple, they plan to establish new sites over the next three years, including in Pittsburgh, New York and Portland.
[Via NPR]Posted on Friday, January 4, 2019