Apple announces creation of 500 jobs for Cork
Minister welcomes announcement as China calls for more mobile devices
TechTrade | 20 Apr 2012 :
Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD today welcomed the confirmation by Apple that it is expanding its operations in Cork with the creation of 500 new jobs. The move comes as Apple seeks to broaden its reach in China. Apple already employs 2,000 at its European headquarters in Holyhill and has maintained its presence in Cork for over 30 years.
The Minister, together with senior officials in his Department and the IDA have been closely involved in this project for several months, including through meetings held by the Minister with Apple in the USA and Ireland.
Minister Bruton said: "The announcement that Apple, one of the world's leading companies is expanding its operations in Ireland and creating 500 new jobs, is a huge boost for the country. It is a great testament to the company's workforce, a great vote of confidence in the future of our economy, and it shows what is possible for Ireland at the heart of a stable Europe."