Apple boasts about promoting employment in the United States

Apple wanted to start the week by taking advantage of all the employment it has generated in the United States. In a report recently published on its official website, the company confirmed that it has gone from creating 600,000 jobs in 2011 to creating more than two million jobs by the end of 2018. Part of that employment has been generated by the $1 billion fund Apple dedicated to revitalizing its own factories.

The report details the case of the Finisair company, which received $390 million of that $1 billion from the fund. That money was used to convert an abandoned building in Sherman, Texas into a factory that manufactures key microcomponents for the TrueDepth system that enables Face ID to function properly on the latest iPhone and iPad Pro.

Apple boasts about promoting employment in the United States
Apple boasts about promoting employment in the United States

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The people who are taking advantage of these new jobs have also been noted, which are precisely those who are most vulnerable to unemployment: older workers who, due to circumstances that are not relevant, have been left without work, and who now see how they can regain professional expectations as workers in the factory. In 2018 alone, Apple has invested $60 billion in order to improve the performance of suppliers in the United States.

And why so much money in encouraging that? Well, in addition to reducing unemployment in the country where your business is mainly based, there are also reasons for this, which are a result of what you have experienced in the past. Tim Cook himself recently told the New York Times how the arrival of the renewed Mac Pro in 2013 was delayed for months by a simple screw .

In order to claim that this Mac Pro was a computer entirely designed and manufactured in the United States, every single component had to be manufactured in the United States. And that includes the screws that hold all those components together, which in the case of the 2013 Mac Pro could only make one machine at a rate of 1,000 units per day.

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This caused a “bottleneck” that prevented the completion of the screws at a good pace, which finally led Apple to ask Chinese suppliers for help before investing more money in Caldwell Manufacturing in Texas to manufacture these screws at a better pace. That company’s own CEO made 22 trips with his car to bring 28,000 screws urgently to the facility where Apple was building that Mac Pro.

If Apple continues to invest wisely in U.S. suppliers, stories like this simple screw that broke the initial launch plans for the 2013 Mac Pro will not happen again. Apple’s CEO already warns that high-volume products such as the iPhone will have to continue to be manufactured in China because of the country’s ability to have a large volume of sales. But for other devices that are not sold in such volume like the Mac Pro, encouraging employment in the United States to manufacture the computer there is a very good idea.

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