Apple plans 350 new jobs for headquarters in Cork
COMPUTER giant Apple is set to create 350 new jobs in a major expansion of their sales support operation, writes Ralph Riegel.
Apple's Cork operation will add to its workforce of more than 3,000 people in Ireland.
Apple designated the Hollyhill plant as its European headquarters in the 2000s and has been steadily growing through the decade.
The firm broke the 2,000 employee mark for the first time early last year and has repeatedly advertised for sales and support staff over the past 12 months.
Cork Business Association (CBA) praised the news as "a godsend" for the city centre.
"This is fantastic news for the city and, if these 350 jobs materialise, they will be hugely important for all traders in the city centre," CBA official James O'Sullivan said.
Apple has declined to comment on the project. The firm's global sales are now worth almost €42bn.