Apple to create 500 jobs in Cork

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Image caption Apple is expanding its operations in Cork

Computer company Apple has said it will be increasing its workforce in Cork by 500 over the next 18 months.

Apple currently employs 2,800 people in the city - its European headquarters.

It plans to construct an office block next to its existing plant to cater for its expanding business in Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa.

Apple's senior director for corporate communications Alan Hely told RTE the company was "thrilled" to make the announcement.

Meanwhile, more than 400 jobs will be on offer at an employment fair in Wexford this weekend.

National and international companies will be attending the Employment and Advice Fair, recruiting for job vacancies in Ireland, particularly in the Wexford area.

Zurich Insurance, Datapac Ltd, Quest Software, Aldi and Comfort Keepers are just some of the companies that will be attending the event.

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