Apple to open small campus in San Diego with 1,000 jobs

A view of the site plan in North Austin

The tech giant is also planning new offices in Seattle, San Diego and Culver City.

In 2018 alone, 6,000 of those new jobs have already been created, which takes Apple's employee count to 90,000 people with the company employing over 1,000 people in 16 different states.

The company says it added 6,000 jobs to its USA workforce in 2018 and now employs 90,000 people across all 50 states.

The 133-acre campus in Austin will be less than a mile from Apple's existing facilities and initially have 5,000 employees.

According to the company, the Austin campus will have the capacity to accommodate 15,000 employees.

In a Thursday early morning post on its website, Apple said in addition to the Austin campus, it would open smaller locations in Seattle, San Diego and Culver City, Calif., and over the next three years will expand in Pittsburgh, New York and Colorado. It also plans to expand in other USA cities, including Pittsburgh, New York and Boulder, Colorado, over the next three years, "with the potential for additional expansion elsewhere".

Welcoming news of the expansion, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said, "I thank Apple for this tremendous investment in Texas, and I look forward to building upon our strong partnership to create an even brighter future for the Lone Star State". The good news is places like Pittsburgh are starting to make real strides in becoming targets of these investments.

Apple is planting its flag in Austin, with plans for a new $1 billion corporate campus. It also plans to spend $30 billion on new facilities by that date. The iPhone maker said that it'll invest $1 billion to open a campus in Austin, Texas.

And while Amazon chose Raleigh as one of the 20 finalists cities for HQ2, that company cooled its interest on the region after visiting in March.

The space is a relative drop in the bucket compared to the other two big Bay Area tech companies expanding here: Google and Facebook are each on track to occupy about 1 million square feet in the city, with room for more than 5,000 employees - or about five times the expansion plans outlined by Apple.

Although the notoriously secretive company declined to provide details on its presence in the city, public records and past statements shine some light on Apple's footprint.

The new posts, it said, would include roles in its engineering, research and development, and sales divisions. That deal, which featured a 100 percent property tax rebate and other incentives, required Apple to invest more than $300 million to build a new campus.

"Apple has been a vital part of the Austin community for a quarter century, and we are thrilled that they are deepening their investment", Austin Mayor Steve Adler said on Thursday. Each site will get 25,000 jobs.



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