Apple has confirmed plans to significantly expand its presence in Seattle, announcing that it will open a 65,000 sq. ft. office in the city this year.
The technology giant also said that it will bring 2,000 new jobs to Seattle over the next 5 years.
"Under this plan, Seattle will become a key engineering hub for Apple, with new positions distributed across many specialty engineering fields including hardware, software technologies, and services," said Kristina Raspe, Apple VP of Global Real Estate and Facilities.
"We're actively recruiting for many of our teams including engineering positions for iCloud."
The announcement was made at 333 Dexter, the 635,000 sq. ft. development that will soon become Apple’s new Seattle Office.
“These new jobs confirm what we already knew, we have the best talent and city anywhere,” added Seattle Major Jenny Durkan.
“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.”
The news comes as part of Apple's wider plans to expand its presence across the US.