March 7, 2019
Apple is expanding its San Diego workforce by 1,200 employees, a 20% increase over previously announced local numbers. Apple expects to add the jobs within the next three years, with nearly 200 of those employees in place by the end of the year.
The growing job base in San Diego is part of a nationwide expansion that Apple announced in December. At that time, the technology company indicated it would establish a new site and job opportunities in San Diego.
“Apple has been a part of San Diego for nearly 20 years through our retail presence and small, fast-growing teams – and with this new investment we are proud to play an even greater part in the city’s future,” said Tim Cook, Apple CEO. “You don’t have to try too hard to convince people that San Diego is a great place to live, work and do business, and we’re confident our employees will have a great home among the community there.”
Apple cited San Diego’s successful efforts to diversify its economy, incubate new industries, broaden its talent pool, build partnerships between academia and the business community, and maintain a superb quality of life as reasons for its expansion to the city.
San Diego will become a principle engineering hub for Apple, with new positions distributed across a number of specialty engineering fields, to include both hardware and software technologies. While Apple hasn’t yet settled on a location, plans are also underway to develop a campus that will feature hundreds of thousands of square feet of office, lab and research space.
*Pictured Mayor’s press conference announcing the expansion
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