Tim Cook continues his “tour” in Europe and was in Dublin today, where he announced that Apple is opening 1,000 more job openings in Ireland to be completed by mid-2017. The company now has a workforce of 5,000 people in the country.
The Apple CEO met with Enda Kenny, Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland, as reported by the Evening Echo:
Great to chat with Tim Cook on the day apple announce 1000 new jobs in Cork. pic.twitter.com/TIppegDneC
– Enda Kenny (@EndaKennyTD) November 11, 2015
To accommodate so many people, Apple is also building a new office building there. In April 2014, we showed here on the website photos of the new headquarters that Apple had opened in Cork.
Check out a part of the interview Cook gave to RT News:
Apples Tim Cook says Cork operations won't be affected by EC tax investigation outcome. Full interview on 6.1 news https://t.co/sdY8mbdMey
– RT News (@rtenews) 11 November 2015
A few months ago, Apple announced the construction of two new data centers in Europe at an investment of $ 5.5 billion, one of them in Ireland. Today, the company has also committed to invest 1 million euros in a project focused on wave energy (ocean wave energy), as recorded by Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI). The transfer will start in 2016 and will last at least four years.
This is another type of renewable energy to complement the investments that Apple has made in the area. The company's main focus is on solar energy, but it has also made investments in wind power, fuel cells, biogas, hydropower and geothermal solutions.
(via Reuters, MacRumors)