• Durkan announces that 2,000 Apple employees will be added to Seattle over next 5 years

    By: KIRO 7 News Staff


    Mayor Jenny Durkan announced in a press conference Monday that Apple will be expanding and bringing an additional 2,000 employees to Seattle over the next 5 years.

    She was joined at the announcement by Apple's vice president of global real estate and the president of the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce. Back in December, the company laid out its plans to grow across the country, including a site in Seattle.

    The announcement was made at 330 Dexter Ave. North, the site of Apple's future offices. 

    Durkan released a statement after the announcement. 

    “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. " 

    Watch the full announcement below: 

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