Apple announced on Thursday it will build a $1 billion campus in Texas as part of an expansion across America.
The facility will be less than a mile from the tech giant’s existing facility in Austin and initially accommodate 5,000 additional employees, with room to grow to 15,000.
Employees at the new campus will work in fields including engineering, R&D, operations, finance, sales and customer support, Apple said in a statement.
“Apple is proud to bring new investment, jobs and opportunity to cities across the United States and to significantly deepen our quarter-century partnership with the city and people of Austin,” Apple CEO Tim Cook said.
“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 to cultivating the high-tech sector and workforce nationwide.”
Apple also said it plans to boost its employee base in regions across the United States over the next three years.
It will expand to over 1,000 employees each at new sites in Seattle, San Diego and Culver City, California, and add hundreds of jobs in Pittsburgh, New York, Boulder, Colorado, Boston and Portland.
Apple, which became the first $1trn company in August, said it plans to invest $10 billion in US data centers over the next five years, including $4.5 billion this year and next.