Apple To Create 500 New Jobs In Cork

Apple have confirmed they are too create 500 new jobs at it’s European headquarters in Cork.

The company ha announced a plan to build a three-storey office block next to its existing plant in the city to cater for the expansion of its business in Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa.

Apple has been in Cork for 30 years and currently employs 2,800 people in the city.

Apple's Senior Director for Corporate Communications Alan Hely said the company plans to increase its workforce in the city to 3,300 over the next 18 months.

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton and senior officials in IDA Ireland have been involved in meetings on the project here and with Apple management in the US over several months.

"This development continues the strong trend of investment over the past years in Ireland, in particular from global ICT companies and demonstrates Ireland's continuing success in attracting FDI additional investment," IDA Ireland CEO, Barry O'Leary said.


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