Oh boy, Apple sure loves creating jobs for economies all around the world. Just last month, Apple revealed that the company had created over 500,000 jobs in the US. Then just a couple of weeks later into March, Apple started to hire for its R&D center in Israel. Now, BreakingNews.ie reports that Apple is going to create 500 jobs in Cork, Ireland.
According to the report, Apple will be creating 500 new jobs at Apple’s European headquarters in Cork. The job will be rolled out over the next 18 months. At present, Apple already employed 2,800 people at its European headquarters. The Cork headquarters has long since moved away from manufacturing to focus on sales and technical areas for emerging markets instead.
The 500 new hires will be recruited to manage the expanding business. In addition, the company is expected to build a three story office block next to its current buildings in Hollyhill to accommodate the extra staff.
A spokesman for Apple said that the organization was excited to expand in Ireland. “Apple has been in Cork for over 30 years and we are thrilled to be expanding our presence there,” he said.