Apple has begun hiring employees for its first Apple Store retail store in Malaysia, according to a new report from Bloomberg.
▲ Apple Singapore Retail Store
Apple recently posted job openings for Malaysia on its website. These include retail store managers, retail store leaders, operations specialists, business specialists, technical specialists, support staff, creative staff and sales staff. These listings indicate that the positions are for Apple’s own retail stores and not for third-party resellers. Apple also operates an online store in Malaysia.
While the job listings do not indicate in any way the location of the first Apple retail store in Malaysia, the report suggests it may be built in the country’s capital city of Kuala Lumpur.
This development would strengthen Apple’s presence in Asia. Back in November 2015, Apple opened a retail store in Singapore, its first in Southeast Asia. Three years later, Apple opened another store in neighboring Thailand. What’s more, Apple also recently released a job posting for its first location in India, a retail store that has been in the works for several years.
While Apple does not report sales for individual countries/regions, the company earned more than $29 billion in revenue from its Asia-Pacific region in the last fiscal year, according to Bloomberg.