A statement from the company said it also planned to set up new sites in Seattle, San Diego and Culver City, and expand in other cities such as Pittsburgh, New York, and Boulder, Colorado over the next three years.
Apple plans to invest US$10 billion in data centres within the US over the next five years, with the three in North Carolina, Nevada and Arizona being expanded and a new centre to be built in Waukee, Iowa.
The company said it had added 6000 staff to its US operations this year and now employed 90,000 across the country. In January, Apple said it would create 20,000 jobs in the US by 2023.
Apple’s data centre in Reno, Nevada, is one of several US data centers being expanded over the next five years. Courtesy Apple
“Talent, creativity and tomorrow’s breakthrough ideas aren’t limited by region or zip code, and, with this new expansion, we’re redoubling our commitment to cultivating the high-tech sector and workforce nationwide.”
The new Austin campus will be spread across 133 acres and initially have 5000 engineering, R&D, operations, finance, sales and customer support employees, with the capacity to grow to 15,000. This is expected to make it the biggest private employer in Austin.
The existing centre in Austin has 6200 workers and is the biggest number employed at any Apple office outside the Cupertino headquarters.