Apple Adding 1200 New Jobs at Upcoming Engineering Hub

Apple Adding 1200 New Jobs at Upcoming Engineering Hub

Apple is planning to add 1,200 new jobs in San Diego, California starting later this year at an upcoming engineering hub, which is up from the 1,000 jobs that it promised when announcing the new facility in December. As a result of the new jobs, Apple will position San Diego as a primary hub for its engineering efforts, both hardware and software. In today’s announcement, Apple has upped the pledge by 200 to a total of 1200. The city will become a primary hub for Apple engineering talent with positions spanning software and hardware.

Apple plans to make San Diego, which is the hometown of chipmaker Qualcomm, into a "principle engineering hub" with hardware and software positions distributed across a number of speciality engineering fields. Apple is expected to take up a sizeable plot, measured in the hundreds of thousands of square feet, to kit out with offices, engineering labs, and R&D facilities. Across the United States, Apple is set to create 20,000 new jobs by 2023.

Apple CEO Tim Cook said the company is proud to establish a bigger presence even greater contribution to the San Diego region:

"Apple has been a part of San Diego for nearly 20 years through our retail presence and small, fast-growing teams and with this new investment, we are proud to play an even greater part in the city's future. You don't have to try too hard to convince people that San Diego is a great place to live, work and do business, and we're confident our employees will have a great home among the community there."

Apple's vice president of Global Real Estate and Facilities said that after Apple made its initial announcement about plans to invest in a San Diego facility, the mayor offered details on all San Diego has to offer, leading Apple to increase its investment.

"We were excited to announce in December that we planned to grow our presence here and add one thousand jobs, and then-Mayor Faulconer and members of his team very thoughtfully and convincingly walked us through everything the San Diego region has to offer," said Kristina Raspe, Apple Vice President of Global Real Estate and Facilities. "So we went back and sharpened our pencils and increased our investment."

The company is making additional investments in U.S. data centres and is also establishing a $1 billion campus in Austin, Texas along with new sites in Seattle and Culver City. Apple will expand the campus to other locations around the country.