Apple recently announced that it will be expanding its operations, which will include a $1 billion investment into a new campus in North Austin, Texas. Additionally, the company plans to establish new sites in Seattle, San Diego, and Culver City, California, with expansion into cities across the United States including Pittsburgh, New York, and Boulder, Colorado. This will all take place over the next three years.
The expansion places Apple in a unique position that will allow the tech giant to create over 6,000 jobs for the American workforce in 2018; it currently employs 90,000 people in all 50 states. According to a recent press release, the company is on track to create 20,000 jobs in the U.S. by 2023.
Apple currently takes ownership for creating and supporting more than 2 million jobs in all 50 states, including workers at 9,000 suppliers and manufacturers in the U.S. The App Store ecosystem has created more than 1.5 million American jobs and is increasing daily.
These roles include everything from advanced design, engineering, and research, to the most innovative retail, operations and customer support functions. Apple currently operates retail stores in 44 states plus the District of Columbia and has added 7,000 U.S. retail jobs over the past five years. The company plans to add more stores and iterate on the customer experience at many existing retail locations across the country.
“Apple is proud to bring 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 in the release. “Talent, creativity and tomorrow’s breakthrough ideas aren’t limited by region or zip code, and, with this new expansion, we’re redoubling our commitment to cultivating the high-tech sector and workforce nationwide.”
The new campus is said to include over 50 acres of preserved open space and, like all Apple facilities worldwide, its workspaces will be powered 100% by renewable energy.