The American Chamber of Commerce Ireland has welcomed today's news that Apple is to create 1,000 new jobs in Cork by expanding its Hollyhill campus. This is the largest single jobs announcement by a US company in Ireland in over three years, and will see Apple's direct employment grow to over 6,000.
American Chamber Chief Executive, Mark Redmond said, "Today's announcement by Apple is a tremendous vote of confidence in Ireland as a location for investment and further establishes the country's reputation as the global location of choice for US companies. Apple has been present in Cork since 1980, and their Irish presence has been an integral part of the company's phenomenal success in recent years. Earlier this year they announced plans to construct a data centre in Galway with an investment of €850 million. Ireland has a strong track record as a world class location for ICT and data companies and we expect these positive investments to continue.
"It is particularly welcome that through this investment Apple continues to demonstrate a commitment to the wider community through the establishment of a €1M Ocean Energy Industry Fund."
The American Chamber also welcomed the creation of 300 new jobs in Dublin today by the world's leading jobs site Indeed.