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Apple increases its workforce by 20% in Spain and opens a new office in Barcelona

PARIS, August 31 (Benin News/EP) –

Apple has increased its workforce in Spain by 20%. at the end of the last fiscal year -September 2021- in order to achieve 2,025 direct employeesaccording to data consulted by Europa Press. In the case of the Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AIML) team, located in Barcelona, ​​the number of employees doubled during the same period.

To accommodate this growing team, Apple opened a new office in Barcelona last December, which has been fully operational since last July. This office, located in a restored late 19th century building, opposite the iconic Apple store on Paseo de Gracia, became the new Barcelona office. the largest Apple AIML center in continental Europe.

Despite the current context of economic uncertainty, the American company plans to continue its growth in Spain and currently has more than forty vacancies in the country, as the company explains. “We continue to invest in Spain and strengthen our team. Thanks to excellent local talent, we are building a world-class engineering team in Barcelona,” says Elisenda Bou-Balust, Principal Engineer at AIML.

Bou-Balust was the founder of Vilynx, a Spanish startup acquired by Apple in 2020 and who uses the Artificial intelligence to improve understanding of devices. audiovisual content in context, optimizing search results. A revolutionary technology that Apple develops in order to improve the user experience through its services.

Currently, Elisenda is looking for engineers to join the company and work on the following topics technologies that improve the user experience in Apple products and services. “At Apple, you have the opportunity to work alongside the best people in the business, in an inclusive and diverse environment,” he says.

Beyond direct jobs, Apple supports. indirectly supports more than 120,000 jobs in Spain. thanks to the volume of business generated by iOS applications. The Cupertino company has been present in Spain since 1985, with offices in Madrid and Barcelona and eleven Apple Stores throughout the country.