Apple to Expand Seattle Presence With 2,000 New Hires Over Next 5 Years

Apple is planning to expand in Seattle with an additional 2,000 new hires over the course of the next five years, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan announced in a statement today.

333 dexter apple seattle office

333 Dexter, where Apple is rumored to be expanding in Seattle

Apple has several offices in Seattle with teams working on iCloud, artificial intelligence, and Siri, and recent rumors suggested Apple was planning a major expansion, which has now been confirmed. From Durkan:

"These new jobs confirm what we already knew, we have the best talent and city anywhere. Apple's expanded footprint in Seattle is another example of the growing opportunity that exists for residents of Seattle and the economic powerhouse our City has become. Yet we know that as Seattle continues to grow, we must act urgently to address the pressures that follow - from tackling affordability to new affordable housing to increasing transit.

"By next year, an estimated 70% of jobs in Washington State will require some sort of post-secondary credential. It is my top priority that our kids growing up in Seattle today are prepared to fill the great engineering and computer science jobs that Apple announced today. That's why we created the Seattle Promise and the Opportunity Promise - so our youth are connected with resources and put on a path to the good paying jobs of Seattle's future."

Earlier this month, there were rumors that Apple was looking at leasing a large office complex in Seattle's South Lake Union neighborhood. Apple is said to be planning to occupy a two-tower building at 333 Dexter Avenue, which offers around 630,000 square feet of office space and could accommodate 4,200 employees.

Apple in late 2018 said that it would establish a new site in Seattle, which could be the large office building mentioned in rumors.

Apple already operates a major Seattle engineering hub focused on artificial intelligence and machine learning, and in 2018, expanded its office space at Two Union Square in downtown Seattle.

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Top Rated Comments

trusso Avatar
24 months ago
Not being flippant, but if 70% of your workforce requires post-secondary education, who's going to serve you food, ring up your groceries, or fix your plumbing?

Who can afford to?

o_O
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Dozer_Zaibatsu Avatar
24 months ago
Less poop than SanFran, but definitely more than Cupertino. Good luck, future Seattlers.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Will.O.Bie Avatar
24 months ago
Any time a big company creates more jobs in the USA, it's great for the economy and the community it's in. Two thousand jobs may not be a lot, but that's two thousand families that will benefit from this announcement.

I'm pretty sure someone will find something negative to say about this because, well, it's ingrained in a lot of people to complain about everything.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
trusso Avatar
24 months ago
It’s called the free market. It always provides what is needed because what it doesn’t supply is not, definitionally, really needed.
True there are these problems but clustering very educated people is a smart move. Smart people want to socialize with smart people and this is where new ideas and startups come from. Not sure many barista's, cooks, are invited to social events or dinner parties by those in tech.
Clever words and imagined truths doth not a valid argument make. :rolleyes: When the rubber meets the road, you'll find out how things really work.

I'm an engineer by training myself, but I've come up the hard way. I know better than to denigrate those who serve me my food, haul 18-wheelers across country to stock my supermarket, and diligently construct my electronics half a world away. Just because they didn't catch the breaks the technical elite did doesn't mean they're any less intelligent or worthy of respect.

Moreover, there's a difference between education and wisdom. As Jimmy Stewart once said, "I wouldn't give you two cents for all your fancy rules if, behind them, they didn't have a little bit of plain, ordinary, everyday kindness - and a little lookin' out for the other fella, too."

:)
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libertysat Avatar
24 months ago
Anyone here ever driven around Seattle?

2000 more cars
Worse than southern Ca now
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
NightFox Avatar
24 months ago
Not being flippant, but if 70% of your workforce requires post-secondary education, who's going to serve you food, ring up your groceries, or fix your plumbing?

Who can afford to?

o_O
Outsourcing.

This is how businesses going outside of U.S.
This is America in the 21st century, (and other highly developed 1st world nations). The kind of jobs that require less formal education (mining, manufacturing) have gone overseas where they are much much cheaper. They aren't coming back unless you can ban air travel and slow down sea based shipping. Affordable housing is absolutely an issue, but its not unique to Seattle by any means.
But you can't off-shore your local services like [USER=22275]@trusso[/USER] asked, and even if you outsource, the outsource company still needs to find people locally to provide the services.

This is a problem many big cities are facing - high wages of a large skilled/technical workforce push property prices up so only people earning those high wages can afford to live there, forcing out the nurses, waiters, workers, shop assistants, cleaners, security guards etc - the people you need to sustain a city.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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