updated 12:20 pm EST, Fri March 9, 2012
City to get roughly 3,600 jobs
The State of Texas has announced an agreement by Apple to spend another $304 million in Austin to expand operations. The company is building a new campus that will double its workforce in the state during the next 10 years, primarily boosting customer support, sales, and accounting divisions. In exchange, the state is handing out $21 million from the Texas Enterprise Fund.
In all Austin will get about 3,600 new jobs through Apple. The city is an important hub for the company; in addition to administrative work, the current campus also handles some engineering related to chip design. Austin is the home of a Samsung factory that builds Apple's A-series chips, used in every iOS device.