Apple is building a new $1 billion campus in Austin

Apple is building a new $1 billion campus in Austin

Apple's other planned offices, in Seattle, San Diego, and Los Angeles will host almost 1,000 workers initially.

Apple said it added 6,000 jobs to its U.S. workforce in 2018 and now employs 90,000 people, with plans to add 20,000 jobs in the United States by 2023.

Apple is looking to expand its presence in the U.S. The company has announced several plans for it.

The 133-acre campus in Austin will be located less than a mile from Apple's existing facilities and will initially have 5,000 new employees. At the time, analysts speculated that a large new facility wouldn't be built in either California - where Apple employs about 25,000 people at its Silicon Valley headquarters - or in Texas, where Austin already is its second-largest hub worldwide. Apple also pledged to add hundreds of new jobs each in New York, Pittsburgh, Boston, Boulder, Colorado, and Portland, Oregon. Currently, Apple employs 6,200 Austinites, the largest group outside of the tech company's California headquarters.

It comes after president Donald Trump criticised the firm for not building in the United States, dangling the idea it could pay "zero tax" to ditch Chinese plants.

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Apple added 6,000 jobs in the USA this year alone and employs over 90,000 workers in the U.S.

"Due to this robust growth, we are on track to pass the 1 million mark by 2036", said Williamson County Director of Administration Rebecca Clemons. "W$3 ith this new expansion, we're redoubling our commitment to cultivating the high-tech sector and workforce nationwide". With the new campus, the company will become the largest private employer in the city.

Apple defended itself in its Thursday announcement by noting that the company now employs more than 90,000 people in all fifty states, including 37,000 at its Cupertino facility. The Miami office will double in size, and a new Nashville, Tennessee office just opened.

Virtually all of the jobs in Seattle and San Diego will be in technology - a field where six-figure paychecks plus stock options are standard. Apple has since come a long way, with 6,200 jobs at present.

Apple in January set a goal of creating 20,000 domestic jobs by 2023. While many celebrate the news of more jobs with one of the world's most powerful companies, some worry that an influx of highly paid workers might exacerbate inequality, increasing housing prices and cost of living. Google, Facebook and IBM are among the other notable tech companies with satellite offices in Austin.

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