A reminder for Trump? Apple said it has created more than 2.4 million jobs in the US alone
16.08.2019 0 Comments
Apple has published a voluminous press release in which it spoke about its role in creating jobs in the US home market.
It begins with an inspiring story about how, five years ago, five friends sat at a kitchen table in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and decided to found a company. This story is about Maccor. She is less than a mile from this place. Now it covers an area of 7500 m2 and is a global manufacturer of battery testing systems. Maccor is just one of 9,000 U.S. suppliers with which Apple entered into contracts in 2018 for a total of $ 60 billion, with 450,000 employees. The text goes on to say that a total of 2.4 million jobs in all 50 US states were created thanks to Apple. And this is four times more than eight years ago. Apple also recalls plans to invest $ 350 billion in the US economy over the next five years. Part of these plans is the construction of a new $ 1 billion headquarters in Texas. The press release contains many concrete examples of how the company helped create jobs. with exact numbers. Anyone interested can see the link at the end of the note.
But here is another interesting. As you know, Apple is not one of those companies (read: Xiaomi, etc.) that make announcements for every little thing. And this material clearly appeared on the website of the Cupertino giant for a reason.
The first thing that comes to mind is the upcoming introduction of tax duties as part of the trade war between the United States and China. Not so long ago, Apple asked the Trump administration to exempt Mac Pro PC components and other products from higher import duties. The next increase in tariffs (a 10 percent tax on goods from China in the amount of $ 300 billion) will affect consumer electronics in general and Apple products in particular, which may lead to higher prices. A few days later, Donald Trump reacted through his twitter. The US President said that Apple will not receive any concessions, once again to assemble their devices in the United States. More specifically, he advised collecting Mac Pro in the USA to avoid additional taxes. Recall that the professional Mac Pro was the last Apple device manufactured in the United States, but in June The Wall Street Journal announced that the company plans to move its production to China.
Apple will not be given Tariff waiver, or relief, for Mac Pro parts that are made in China. Make them in the USA, no Tariffs!
– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 26, 2019
Apparently, this press release is a kind of response to the American president.
It remains to add that just the other day the Trump administration decided to postpone until December 15 the introduction of new duties on consumer electronics imported from China, thereby giving Apple and other manufacturers of gadgets a delay.