This U.S. map shows where Apple plans to establish employment centers, including in Boulder. Courtesy Apple.

Apple to add hundreds of jobs in Boulder, other U.S. cities

Editor’s note: This story has been updated and will continue to be updated with new developments.

BOULDER — Apple Inc. announced plans to add hundreds of jobs in Boulder as part of planned nationwide growth.

The Cupertino, Calif.-based company said it plans to build a $1 billion campus in Austin, Texas. It also plans to establish new sites in Seattle, San Diego and Culver City, Calif. The tech giant also said it plans to expand in Boulder, Pittsburgh and New York.

Apple said it plans to create 20,000 jobs in the United States by 2023. It currently employs 90,000 people across all 50 states. The company has also created and supported more than 2 million jobs in the United States through its products, including 7,000 retail jobs in 44 states and Washington, D.C.

Over the next three years, the company said it plans to add 1,000 jobs in Seattle, San Diego and Culver City and add hundreds of new jobs in Boulder, Pittsburgh and New York. Apple did not specify what types of jobs they would be. Calls and emails have been placed with the company requesting more information.

Clif Harald, executive director of the Boulder Economic Council, said he was surprised but pleased with Apple’s announcement. Harald told BizWest there had been rumors and speculation that Apple was considering expanding its Boulder presence. Like other companies that have expanded their Boulder presence, such as Carbon Black and Amazon, Harald said Apple has kept the news quiet, even from city economic development leaders. He added that given the nature of the announcement, he expects the jobs to be in the high-tech space and unlikely to be additional retail jobs. Apple has a retail store at the Twenty Ninth Street Mall.

“This is exciting news not just for Boulder but for the whole regional economy, depending on what kind of office and work that will be done,” Harald said. “It’s an affirmation of things we’ve been talking about for the last couple of years. It shows the quality of our tech talent and our dynamic innovation economy here. We’ve always felt privileged to have such a talented innovation ecosystem, this is a powerful affirmation of that.”

While Apple has not yet specified what types of jobs it will bring to Boulder and where in Boulder they will be located, its website shows several job openings in Denver for engineering jobs. It has no job listings for Boulder as of publication.

In Austin, the new 133-acre campus will accommodate 5,000 additional employees, with the capacity to grow to 15,000. It will make Apple the largest private employer in the city. With 6,200 employees already, Austin is the company’s largest employee base outside of Cupertino. The new campus will include 50 acres of preserved open space and be 100 percent powered by renewable energy.

Apple also said it plans to invest $10 billion in U.S. data centers over the next five years.

 

Editor’s note: This story has been updated and will continue to be updated with new developments.

BOULDER — Apple Inc. announced plans to add hundreds of jobs in Boulder as part of planned nationwide growth.

The Cupertino, Calif.-based company said it plans to build a $1 billion campus in Austin, Texas. It also plans to establish new sites in Seattle, San Diego and Culver City, Calif. The tech giant also said it plans to expand in Boulder, Pittsburgh and New York.

Apple said it plans to create 20,000 jobs in the United States by 2023. It currently employs 90,000 people across all 50 states. The company has also created and supported more than 2 million jobs in the United States through its products, including 7,000 retail jobs in 44 states and Washington, D.C.

Over the next three years, the company said it plans to add 1,000 jobs in Seattle, San Diego and Culver City and add hundreds of new jobs in Boulder, Pittsburgh and New York. Apple did not specify what types of jobs they would be. Calls and emails have been placed with the company requesting more information.

Clif Harald, executive director of the Boulder Economic Council, said he was surprised but pleased with Apple’s announcement. Harald told BizWest there had been rumors and speculation that Apple was considering expanding its Boulder presence. Like other companies that have expanded their Boulder presence, such as Carbon Black and Amazon, Harald said Apple has kept the news quiet, even from city economic development leaders.…