Apple to add 3,600 jobs in Texas with state help

Apple to add 3,600 jobs in Texas with state help

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A screen projects the Apple logo ahead of a live stream of the US launch of the Apple iPad 3, at an event in central London on March 7, 2012. Following the huge success of the two previous models, the iPad 3 builds on the developments with a faster processor and much higher screen resolution. AFP PHOTO / LEON NEAL (Photo credit should read LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images)

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Associated Press

Posted on March 9, 2012 at 12:04 PM

Updated Friday, Mar 9 at 12:04 PM

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Apple Inc. will build a new facility in Austin that is expected to create more than 3,600 jobs.

Gov. Rick Perry announced the facility Friday. He says Apple's new campus will more than double the number of workers Apple has in Texas during the next decade.

Apple will get $21 million through the Texas Enterprise Fund, created by the Legislature in 2003 to lure businesses and job growth. Perry says a local incentive agreement with Austin and Travis County is still pending.

The new campus will provide customer support, sales and accounting functions for Apple.
 

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