CULVER CITY (CBSLA) — Apple announced Monday it will expand its Culver City and San Diego teams as part of its plan to create 20,000 new jobs in the U.S.
The Silicon Valley-based technology company says it is accelerating its investment in the U.S. by making new contributions of more than $430 billion and adding 20,000 new jobs over the next five years. The company had originally set a goal in 2018 of investing $350 billion in American innovation and technological development.READ MORE: Monterey Park Police Fatally Shoot Man Outside Fire Station
“At this moment of recovery and rebuilding, Apple is doubling down on our commitment to U.S. innovation and manufacturing with a generational investment reaching communities across all 50 states,” Apple CEO Tim Cook said in a statement. “We’re creating jobs in cutting-edge fields – from 5G to silicon engineering to artificial intelligence – investing in the next generation of innovative new businesses, and in all our work, building toward a greener and more equitable future.”READ MORE: Shooting On 91 Freeway In Riverside Shatters Window Of SUV
Those investments will include growing Apple’s San Diego team to more than 5,000 employees by 2026 – a 500 percent increase from the company’s 2018 goal. The company also plans to increase its Culver City teams to more than 3,000 employees by 2026 and expand its state-of-the-art campus at 8777 W. Washington Blvd. with additional space for these employees.MORE NEWS: Metrolink's Ventura County Line Will Offer Saturday Service Starting May 29
California will also be one of the nine states where Apple will spend billions investing in silicon engineering and 5G technology, which will be integral to the company’s newest iPhone and iPad Pro.