Apple is touting the fact that it supports some 550,000 jobs in the United Kingdom across its entire ecosystem.
Apple says it has nearly 8,000 direct employees in the UK, but the number of jobs it supports via its vast ecosystem of suppliers is much larger. The company says it supports some 550,000 in total.
“For more than four decades, Apple has been proud to be part of communities across the U.K.,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “Whether it’s enriching the lives of our customers, helping support incredible developers, working closely with suppliers, or opening our stunning new U.K. headquarters, we are deeply committed to creating jobs and harnessing creativity throughout the country.”
The company also touted the amount of money it has spent on the UK economy:
Apple’s spending with businesses large and small across the U.K. helps support jobs across a variety of industries. In the past five years, Apple has spent nearly £16 billion with hundreds of companies of all sizes in the country — more than doubling its annual spend since 2019.