Apple expansion great news for Cork and important vote of confidence in the county – Buttimer

  • Apple announces 1,000 new jobs for Cork

Apple has today announced another significant investment in Cork. It is to expand its campus in Hollyhill and add a new building, which will provide new office space and room for 1,000 additional employees by mid-2017.

Apple’s investment in Cork is a huge vote of confidence in the county and in this country. The company supports nearly 18,000 jobs across the country. Today’s news follows an announcement by Apple in February of this year where they revealed plans to put an €850 million data centre in Athenry.

Apple has also today announced that it is partnering with the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland to support research in offshore energy technology and is establishing a €1 million Ocean Energy Industry Fund. This will support innovative new ways of capturing wave energy and converting it to renewable electricity in support of their global commitment to powering all facilities with renewable energy.

Apple has had a presence in Ireland since 1980, when the company opened its first facility in Cork. It continues to be a huge asset to the city and county. This latest investment is further proof of Cork’s ability to attract significant business investment, though the available talent pool, infrastructure and business environment.

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