Apple and the largest part of manufacturers assembly most of its products in either India or China due to the cheap labor in these countries and the high amount of factories with advanced and fast supply chains. Since the election of President Donald Trump, the company was “invited” to build operations in the United States in order to get some “benefits” from the attempt. In a new report published today, the Cupertino-based company announced its growing operations on its homeland.
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According to the iPhone maker, it spent a huge amount of $60 billion last year to support over 9,000 American companies, an increase of more than 10% versus 2017. This can be translated into a huge amount of 450,000 domestic jobs, according to the company. During last year, Apple awarded manufacturer Finisar with a $390 million contract designed to expand the production of components required in Face ID systems. Apple also is keen with its growing relationship with Corning, the manufacturer behind the manufacture of Gorilla Glass technology for both iPhone and iPads lineup.
Apple stated that the number of jobs it supports in the United States has tripled over the past eight years, going from 600,000 in 2011 to over 2 million today, all of which are spread across the 50 states. Of this number, 80,000 are employed by the company directly while just over 1.5 million are part of Apple Stores ecosystem.