Apple now accounts for 2.4 million jobs in the U.S.

Apple now accounts for 2.4 million jobs in the U.S.

From time to time, Apple releases a statement reminding you how important it is to the American economy and to maintaining the jobs of countless people around the United States.

Today was no different: the Cupertino giant published a report on its press release page highlighting some of the main facets of its economic expansion and showing how the company will fulfill its commitment to invest $ 350 billion in the USA over the next few years.

Apple now claims to be responsible – directly or indirectly – for 2.4 million jobs around the USA, almost four times the number eight years ago. There are 90 thousand people hired directly by Apple in the country (with 20 thousand additional jobs planned by 2023, including many in the new hub expansion in Seattle and its new campus in San Diego).

In addition, Apple has contracts with 9,000 suppliers around the U.S. these companies together have 450 thousand employees. According to the Cupertino giant, about $ 60 billion was invested with these partners throughout 2018; keeping the current pace, the promise to invest US $ 350 billion in the US by 2023 will be fulfilled with ease.

Moreover, the bulk of the jobs kept by Apple come from the vast community of developers working with App Store: Currently, there are about 1.9 million jobs of this type – an increase of 325 thousand in the last 30 months alone, according to a survey by Apple itself.

In the Apple report, some of the company’s suppliers that have been highlighted are mentioned. One is the Maccor, a manufacturer of battery testing systems founded by the couple Andy and Helen MacKay who has worked with Apple for 15 years and employs more than 130 people at a facility in San Jose, California.

Not bad, is it?