Apple Inc said on Thursday it would spend $1 billion to build a second campus in Austin, Texas, that will house up to 15,000 workers as part of a broader push by U. S. companies to create more domestic jobs.
(Reuters) – Apple Inc ( AAPL. O) said on Thursday it would spend $1 billion to build a second campus in Austin, Texas, that will house up to 15,000 workers as part of a broader push by U. S. companies to create more domestic jobs.
The iPhone maker also plans to open additional sites in Seattle, San Diego and Culver City, California, and hire more than 1,000 employees in each location, while expanding operations in Pittsburgh, New York and Boulder, Colorado, over the next three years.
Apple said at the start of the year it would invest $30 billion in the United States, taking advantage of a windfall from U. S. President Donald Trump’s sweeping tax code overhaul.
The 133-acre campus in Austin will be less than a mile from Apple’s existing facilities and initially have 5,000 employees. The jobs created would be in engineering, research and development, operations and finance.
Amazon.com Inc ( AMZN. O) in November said it will create more than 25,000 jobs in both New York and the Washington, D. C. area by opening massive new offices. The two technology companies chose cities with a wealth of white-collar workers and high employment, bypassing other regions that may have required more investment.

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