Apple is continuing its expansion in Austin as its set to add another campus set to cost the company around $1 billion to build.
The new Austin campus will be less than a mile from the existing campus and will be spread across 133 acres. It is expected to make Apple the city’s largest employer, with a workforce of 5,000 employees and the capacity to add 10,000 more. The original campus in Austin employs 6,200 people and is the largest campus outside of the company’s home base in Cupertino, California.
Apple will also invest $10 billion in US data centers over the next five years, with plans to spend $4.5 billion this year and next.
The company says it is on track to meet its US jobs target, after it created 6,000 jobs in 2018. There are now 90,000 Apple employees across the United States.