Hot on the heels of its announcement to build a massive, 133-acre campus in Austin, tech giant Apple revealed it also plans to expand its operations in Boulder.
Though Apple’s plans for Boulder are far less grandiose than those for Austin, the company has said it will add hundreds of jobs in Boulder over the next three years. According to a graphic in the press release, Apple’s Boulder campus currently holds between 100 and 250 people and will grow to somewhere between 250 and 500 by 2022.
Apple did not comment on the types of jobs they'll be adding in Boulder, but it's suspected they will largely focus on software development and other tech-focused roles.
The plans are part of a broader expansion effort that will grow its Seattle, San Diego and Culver City offices to over 1,000 employees, and that will add hundreds of new jobs in Pittsburgh, New York, Boston, Portland, Oregon, and of course, Boulder. The company also recently launched an office in Nashville, Tennessee and plans to double the size of its footprint in Miami.
“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,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, in a statement. “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.”
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.”
In addition to Apple’s Boulder campus, it also has retail locations in Cherry Creek, Broomfield, Littleton, Lone Tree and Colorado Springs — employing 1,000 or more people statewide.
By comparison, the campus in Austin, which will house an additional 5,000 employees on top of its already 6,200-strong headcount, could eventually employ as many as 15,000. Apple expects its expansion there will make it the single largest private employer in the city.
The announcement comes after a monumental year of job growth for Apple. In 2018, the company created 6,000 new American jobs and now employs 90,000 people in all 50 states.