26/08/2016

Apple To Create 1000 New Jobs In Cork

Apple are to create up to 1,000 new jobs in Cork following planning approval for a proposed site expansion.

An Bord Pleanála gave the go-ahead to the projects which includes a four-storey office block and over 750 car parking spaces.

The new jobs are to be created at the company's European Head Office in Cork.

An additional 200 construction jobs are to be created while the expansion work it carried out.

Welcoming the news, Fianna Fáil TD, Michael Martin, said: "This is a fantastic day for Cork. An extra 1000 high quality, well paying jobs for local people is prove-positive of the potential in, and around Cork City, for both large multinationals and local, indigenous enterprises.

"Bringing the total workforce to over 6000 by mid 2017, this expansion will support job creation in the local economy. Research, undertaken by the IDA, has shown that for every 10 jobs created by Foreign Direct Investment; an additional four jobs are created in local enterprises.

"Fianna Fail is committed to supporting companies such as Apple to continue to expand their operations in Ireland, and enabling local businesses grow on the back of their investments," concluded Martin.

(MH)

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