Apple goes big in Seattle
Apple is opening a new campus in Seattle, and it will accommodate as many as 2,000 employees. “The expansion positions the company to compete more aggressively for talent against rivals including Amazon, Google and Microsoft. It also promises to make Seattle a bigger epicenter for cloud engineering, artificial intelligence and voice technologies.” (geekwire.com).
Could this be Siri’s new home? Apple did not go into detail but the current job listings show 32 available positions in the Seattle’s new campus that mention its Siri voice assistant. That is more than half of the 50 total job listings in the region.
“With capacity for 2,000 people at the new campus, Apple’s new campus will rank among the largest of the more than 100 engineering outposts established in the region by out-of-town tech companies. Facebook and Google each have more than 3,000 people in the region.” (geekwire.com).
The announcement of the campus doubled since December when they announced the 1,000-person office in Seattle. In fact, Apple plans to build a campus in Austin, Texas housing 15,000 jobs. Along with campus’s that house 1,000 employees in Culver City, Calif., and San Diego.
“Tech keeps booming. For Durkan, the announcement was part of a tech-focused week that also included a visit to Expedia’s new Seattle campus and Amazon’s newest building in the city. These growth initiatives come on the heels of Salesforce reaching a deal to acquire Seattle’s Tableau Software, with co-founder Marc Benioff declaring that Seattle will be Salesforce “HQ2.””( geekwire.com)