Flextronics International Ltd. (NASDAQ:FLEX) is going to hire 1,700 workers in Austin, Texas to build a “next generation computer.” Flextronics did not reveal what the computer is, but we can assume that it will be the redesigned Mac Pro.
Flextronics has increased their hiring and spent millions of dollars to renovate their factory in Northwest Austin over the past two years. Flextronics filed a document with Travis County commissioners today to have their Central Texas facilities designated as a foreign trade zone.
Flextronics is believed to have created 879 jobs for the project and will hit another 815 if they hit peak targets. Flextronics was previously named as Apple’s contract manufacturer for the Mac Pro as part of an effort to bring Mac production back to the U.S. Flextronics’ Austin facilities are less than a mile from Apple’s existing operations campus where around 4,000 employees are working.
[Source: MacRumors/Austin American-Statesman]