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Amazon Is Expanding In Austin. Bringing 800 Jobs

The dust has nearly settled after Amazon announced it would no longer move half of its second headquarters to New York. Now,  the company plans to expand its Austin Tech Hub and employ 800 more people. “ With a strong pool of technical talent in Austin and a dynamic quality of life, we are excited to continue to expand and create more opportunity in this vibrant city,” Terry Leeper, General Manager of Amazon’s Austin Tech Hub, said in a press release. Amazon’s presence in Texas has brought more than 22,000 jobs to the state, and the company is looking to spread its impact. The tech hub expansion will create hundreds of software and hardware engineering, research science, and cloud computing positions. Austin has steadily made its mark as one of the growing tech cities in the United States and one of the top tech hubs in the South. The annual South By Southwest conference and Apple’s plans to build a $1 billion Austin campus have been major players in the shift. Smaller companies are...

Arriana McLymore

Mar 29, 2019

Apple Is Building A $1 Billion Campus In Austin

On Thursday, Apple announced that it is building a $1 billion campus in Austin as part of its multi-billion dollar job creation initiative . The new office is set to be 133 acres and will accommodate 5,000 employees who specialize in engineering, operations, finance, sales, and customer support. Besides Cupertino, this will be the biggest population of Apple employees with 6,200 people. “[Apple’s] decision to expand operations in our state is a testament to the high-quality workforce and unmatched economic environment that Texas offers,” Texas Governor Greg Abbott said in a press release. In January, Apple announced efforts to create 20,000 jobs and contribute $350 billion to the U.S. economy over the next five years. As a part of this expansion initiative, the company has already created about 6,000 in 2018, so far. Photo: 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...

Arriana McLymore

Dec 13, 2018