Friday, March 9, 2012

Apple to hire the unemployed?

This article is about the far-reaching influence of Apple, job-wise. The company only directly hires around 47000 people, but jobs still go further than that. People have to design the iPads and iPhones, design apps, deliver the technology to where it needs to go, perhaps even build the trucks for the company. Including all the jobs that people have done for the company, Apple reported that the company had created 514000 jobs. It is difficult to see how accurate this number is, as there are so many factors that come into play. Accurate or not, even if the company really only created 200000 jobs, that is still a lot. A company like Apple has a big influence, as they have so many things that need to be done, going from designing to delivery.

The current employment rate seems to be declining, and the economy seems to be getting better. I remember that back in the Great Depression, how people out of work would rely on public service to get some sort of income. Even though we are not in bad times now, people are still out of work, and those people suffer just as much as all those people did back in the Great Depression. Other than Apple's 47000 hired jobs and perhaps a few more, the rest are all jobs that anyone could take on. Perhaps people out of work do not need to be totally jobless, and can take on little jobs here and there for a company like Apple, and get at least a little income for themselves.

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