Apple Spent $60B on 9,000 American Suppliers in 2018, Supporting 450K Jobs

Well timed with a report from The New York Times today that explained why Apple is unlikely to manufacture more of its products in the United States, Apple has published a press release highlighting how several components it uses are manufactured by U.S. suppliers such as Finisar, Corning, and Broadcom.

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Apple says it spent $60 billion with 9,000 American component suppliers and companies in 2018, an increase of more than 10 percent from the year before. Apple says this spending supports more than 450,000 jobs in the United States.

This includes VCSELs for Face ID on the iPhone X and newer at Finisar in Texas, ‌iPhone‌ and iPad display glass at Corning in Kentucky, water-resistance testing at Cincinnati Test Systems in Ohio, and wireless chips at Broadcom, Qorvo, and Skyworks in Colorado, Oregon, and Massachusetts respectively.

Since 2011, the total number of jobs created and supported by Apple in the United States has more than tripled from almost 600,000 to two million across all 50 states, the company says. Apple profiled a few of its supplier employees in its press release, providing a closer look at their operations.

Top Rated Comments

audiophilosophy Avatar
33 months ago
Tim Cook puts a much higher priority on PR and image than Steve Jobs did.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
gnipgnop Avatar
33 months ago
This type of corporate PR is kind of tiring. Yes, big companies like Apple have an important role in employment, but ultimately the key driver of it is consumer demand and not altruism about providing a certain number of American jobs. The "job creator" thing is past it's shelf date.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
I7guy Avatar
33 months ago
I don’t think Apple highlights the US spending of it’s suppliers and contractors enough. Foxconn seems to be the only “well known name”.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
AngerDanger Avatar
33 months ago
Jeez, so Apple was responsible for supporting 17% of the 2.6 million job increase in 2018 ('https://www.bls.gov/web/empsit/ceshighlights.pdf')—albeit their support didn't go to the new jobs entirely. That's pretty crazy.
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[SPOILER="Old Corrected Comment"]Jeez, so Apple was responsible for 17% of the 2.6 million job increase in 2018 ('https://www.bls.gov/web/empsit/ceshighlights.pdf'). That's pretty crazy (or I'm very bad interpreting government statistics reports).

Corrected here ('https://forums.macrumors.com/posts/27040932/') and here ('https://forums.macrumors.com/posts/27040937/').[/SPOILER]
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BigBoy2018 Avatar
33 months ago
Jeez, so Apple was responsible for 17% of the 2.6 million job increase in 2018 ('https://www.bls.gov/web/empsit/ceshighlights.pdf'). That's pretty crazy (or I'm very bad interpreting government statistics reports).
Apples spending ‘supports’ 450,000 jobs.
It didnt ‘create’ 450,000 new jobs.
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More like spent $60 billion to exploit workers for profit...
Huh? So all those people who willingly took jobs at Apples american factories, where they get union wages are being ‘exploited’?
Unless you’re saying asking people to actually do work for money is ‘exploiting’ them, I fail to see what you’re saying.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
calzon65 Avatar
33 months ago
Apple is a master at public relations. They have so many convinced that they are some kind of loving, caring, altruistic company, it makes the stomach turn. :rolleyes:
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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