The New Applications Development Center in Italy sums up over a million European jobs created by Apple. It seems that Apple had a beneficial impact on European employment.
It appears that these figured emerged after the authorities in Europe are trying to calculate how much tax Apple has to pay. The company was the first to create jobs in the App department so the authorities couldn’t establish a tax before doing some research upon the new field of work.
According to Michael Mandel, the economic strategist in chief at the Institute for Progressive Policy, the company created a precedent by opening up the job market for software developers specialized in Apps. Before Apple moved to Europe, companies weren’t seeking developers for Android or iOS systems, nobody was fighting for the best coders of mobile applications.
Apple brought the app market in Europe at a time in which smartphone usage was still growing. Android developers were a bit behind on the app market, and so Apple had room to spread its wings.
The data released by the tech giant shows that 242,000 jobs were created in the United Kingdom’s growing App economy, 209,000 were made in Germany, in France Apple only helped 163,000 software developers to find a job and 96,000 were employed in the Netherlands.
Aside the numbers that were just cited, Apple claims that it employs 6,500 people from the United Kingdom directly. This means that 6,500 from the U.K. are on Apple’s personal payroll. The company also declared 646,000 British registered developers.
The important message that Apple wanted to convey to the European authorities trying to make the giant pay taxes is that the company has created jobs in the App department that brought almost $11 billion in the European developers’ pockets. What the company neglects to add is that 30 percent out of the total sales revenue goes to it.
Dr. Mandel notes the fact that in January 2016, there are an estimate of 75 percent App workers in Europe that work in the iOS system.
But Apple isn’t the only employer on the App market, not anymore. Android is also accountable for 75 percent of the jobs in the App department. Windows Phone is far behind with a total of mere 9 percent, and Blackberry has 6 percent.
Over a million European jobs created by Apple brought a profit of almost $11 billion. Tim Cook, the present CEO of Apple declared that the continent harbors the most creative minds when it comes to App development.
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