The state of Texas said it had signed an agreement with Apple for the multinational to hire 3,600 people at its center on the Austin campus for a profit of $ 21 million.
Texas Governor Rick Perry announced this new plan to double Apple’s work force on its Austin, Texas plan. In exchange for this massive job creation, Apple will receive a direct profit of $ 21 million. Investment aid of some sort, which will be spread over 10 years and is supported by the Texas Enterprise Fund.
In total, this would represent an investment of $ 304 million for Apple, for about 3600 positions created over the next ten years. In addition to the financial support of the Texas Fund, Rick Perry highlights the fact that Texas is growing more and more as one of the ples for new technologies. He cites in particular the attractiveness “its very low taxes, its reasonable regulations and its well-trained workforce ”, the Austin campus, training a multitude of future IT, robotics and engineering experts.
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