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Apple eyes Ireland for growth

by Jacob Kleinman | May 11, 2015May 11, 2015 2:00 pm PDT

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Outside of Cupertino, one of Apple’s biggest operations is located in Cork, Ireland. The company already employs more than 4,000 people in the region, but it may be looking to add hundreds of new jobs with an upcoming expansion.

According to Independent.ie, Apple is preparing to expand its Ireland operations. That could include doubling its factory space in the country and adding offices in Cork’s city center. That’s on top of the $335 million the company spent updating its 34-year old factory just last year.

Apple’s Cork facilities include factories where specific parts are made, along with support for the company’s retail and support service. The expansion could focus on manufacturing, and help Apple meet growing demand for its iOS devices along with the Apple Watch and MacBooks.

The Cupertino company has previously run into trouble for taking advantage of Ireland’s tax haven status. CEO Tim Cook was even forced to testify in front of the U.S. Congress as a result, but it looks like Apple isn’t slowing down its growth in the country anytime soon.


Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...

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