Apple continues to grow its ever-blossoming empire, today announcing plans to build a new $1 billion campus in Austin, Texas. In addition, the company revealed that it will be establishing new sites in Seattle, San Diego and Culver City, while also expanding in Pittsburgh, New York and Boulder, Colorado over the next three years.
The new campus in North Austin will be located less than a mile from Apple’s existing facilities, initially accommodating 5,000 additional employees on the 133-acre campus. The company insists it will have room to grow to 15,000 employees over time. Jobs are expected to include engineering, R&D, operations, finance, sales and customer support.
As it stands, Austin’s current 6,200 Apple employees account for the largest conglomerate outside of Cupertino.
Apple also plans to add over 1,000 employees in Seattle, San Diego and Culver City each, while creating hundreds of new jobs in Pittsburgh, New York, Boulder, Boston and Portland. The company is expanding its data centers in North Carolina, Arizona and Nevada as well, and opening a new location in Iowa.
Over the past year Apple has added 6,000 jobs in the US, now employing 90,000 people in all 50 states. The company is aiming to create 20,000 jobs nationwide by 2023.
For more on Apple’s plans for a new $1 billion campus in Austin, as well as its expansion and employee increase, follow here.
In related news, Apple has dismissed claims of an iPhone sales ban in China.