Apple has announced that it will expand its Cork campus and creat space for 1,000 additional employees by 2017.
The US tech giant is set to expand its campus in Hollyhill, Co. Cork and add a new building that will provide new office space and room for 1,000 additional employees by mid-2017.
The company’s CEO Tim Cook was in Ireland for the announcement. He is to receive the gold medal of honorary patronage today from Trinity College Dublin’s University Philosophical Society.
Apple opened its Cork facility in 1980. It is estimated that Apple supports nearly 18,000 jobs across the country, including over 5,000 direct Apple employees.
The company has also announced that it is partnering with the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland to support research in offshore energy technology and is establishing a €1M Ocean Energy Industry Fund.
This is to support new ways of capturing wave energy and converting it to renewable electricity. Apple has pledged to power all its facilities with renewable energy.
“The scale of the operation in Hollyhill is vast, with manufacturing, supply chain, AppleCare and shared services operations taking place within one campus. 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”.
Martin Shanahan, CEO of IDA Ireland
Meanwhile recruitment website has announced that it plans to hire 300 new staff at its Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) headquarters in Dublin over the next two years.
Indeed opened its first Dublin office in March 2012 and currently has a team of over 230 employees.
The firm has already started recruiting for a variety of roles in areas such as sales, client services and business development. Indeed has sites in more than 50 countries and 28 languages. It brings together job listings from employer career sites, staffing agencies, job boards, and newspaper career pages.
The company’s expansion has been supported by the Department of Jobs through IDA Ireland.
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