apple job creation

In addition to delivering $10 billion to app developers, Apple spurs job growth in the U.S. and beyond.

While Apple has been a raging financial success for years, the company in Cupertino, California has also been spreading the love through its app ecosystem — delivering $10 billion to developers in 2014 alone, which is a new record. To date, Apple reports that App Store developers have earned a total of $25 billion from the sale of apps and games.

That’s all well and good, but Apple has been compiling a lot more data — such as the number of jobs that Apple has created or supported in the United States — and publishes it on a special job creation page. For Apple fans, it’s interesting reading:

  • Apple has created 1,027,000 U.S. jobs, 627,000 of which are attributable to the iOS ecosystem. Plus, Apple says there are 334,000 jobs at other companies resulting from Apple’s spending and growth. As for Apple in the U.S., the company has 66,000 employees.
  • Apple has 30,000 retail employees at 265 Apple stores in the U.S. The average store has 100 locally hired employees. There’s more though: to build those stores Apple fed 20,000 construction-related jobs.
  • There are 8,000 U.S.-based suppliers supporting Apple operations worldwide from 31 states.
  • The Mac Pro is manufactured in the U.S. and a small company in Illinois has made millions producing the aluminum enclosure.
  • Apple’s new campus will take three years to build, and during that time, support more than 12,000 full-time construction jobs.
  • Apple also has 19,000 U.S.-based jobs supporting AppleCare with 8,000 of those employees working from home (undeniably cool). Apple has 28 call centers in 18 states.

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Chris Maxcer

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I've been writing about the tech industry since the birth of the email newsletter, and I still remember the clacking Mac keyboards from high school -- Apple's seed-planting strategy at work. I'm a big fan of elegant gear and sublime tech, but there's something to be said for turning it all off -- or most of it -- to go outside. Online I like to call out cool stuff on Wicked Cool Bite, share Apple-focused opinions on TechNewsWorld, and blog with my buddies at Man Makes Fire. For something different, check out If They Mistake the Moon for the Sun. To catch me, take a "firstnamelastname" guess at the url of this site.