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Mayor Durkan Statement on Apple Announcement of Expanded Presence in Seattle

Apple will add an additional 2,000 employees in the City of Seattle over the next 5 years 

Seattle (June 24, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement in support of Apple’s announcement of a Seattle expansion: 

“These new jobs confirm what we already knew, we have the best talent and city anywhere. 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. Yet we know that as Seattle continues to grow, we must act urgently to address the pressures that follow – from tackling affordability to new affordable housing to increasing transit.  

“By next year, an estimated 70% of jobs in Washington State will require some sort of post-secondary credential. It is my top priority that our kids growing up in Seattle today are prepared to fill the great engineering and computer science jobs that Apple announced today. That’s why we created the Seattle Promise and the Opportunity Promise – so our youth are connected with resources and put on a path to the good paying jobs of Seattle’s future.”