Cork City Council are delighted that computer giant Apple has said it intends to expand its campus in Cork and provide space for 1,000 further staff by the middle of 2017.
An expansion on this scale would see the number of people directly employed by the company in Ireland increase to 6,000. The addition of 1000 employees by 2017 will significantly expand Apples’ Hollyhill Campus.
Apple currently employs 5,000 people at the Hollyhill facility in the city, a 25% increase in a year.
In welcoming the announcement, Ard Mhéara Cllr Chris O’ Leary said;
“ I am delighted to welcome the announcement that Apple has once again selected Cork as the location to further expand their operations. This investment will provide excellent employment opportunities in the city and will have an immediate on effect on the local economy ”.
Chief Executive of Cork City Council, Ann Doherty added;
“ Today is a positive day for Cork City. This investment by Apple is the result of strong relationships and co operation between Cork City Council, local and state agencies, staff and management in Apple locally and in its headquarters in our twinned city of San Francisco. This proves once again that Cork City is a premier location for investment having the infrastructure and talented workforce required by global multinationals.