Apple Has Created Over Half A Million U.S. Jobs, Report Says

Claire Gordon
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Apple Inc.'s reputation has received a battering in recent months as stories emerged of child labor, forced overtime, minimum-wage violations, unsafe conditions, and suicides at its contracted factories in China. If people are angry about your reliance on cheap, exploited, foreign labor, it's smart PR to release a report about the hundreds of thousands of jobs you've created on U.S. soil.

The study, which Apple released Friday and was conducted in part by the consulting firm Analysis Group, said that the company had directly and indirectly created 514,000 U.S. jobs. The country's largest publicly traded company has spawned 304,00 jobs in U.S. companies across various sectors, including manufacturing and transportation.