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Apple is today touting a lot of new stats regarding Apple’s contribution to European economies. The company has done similar things for the United States, in the past. For Europe, Apple claims to have created or supported 629,000 jobs across Europe, with over 500,000 of those representing the ‘app economy’. Apple says this number is made up of employees whose jobs can be directly attributed to the App Store. Out of $20 billion in worldwide developer earnings, $6.5 billion has gone to European developers.
In 2014, Apple estimates the ‘app economy’ will add $86 billion to worldwide GDP this year. Aside from the App Store, Apple employees 16,000 Europeans directly and indirectly supports a total of 132,000 jobs elsewhere. The company has also calculated that 116,000 European jobs have been created at other companies as a result of Apple’s growth.
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Cork Stories April 20, 2012
Apple to hire 500 employees at European HQ in Cork, Ireland
Apple made official plans to hire additional employees at its European headquarters. Reuters reported that the current workforce of 2,800 would expand by up to 500 over the next 18 months at the building located in Cork, Ireland. According to a report from local RTE News Ireland, revenues in the markets handled by Cork HQ grew 55 percent year-on-year for October/December:
Apple’s Senior Director for Corporate Communications Alan Hely said the company plans to increase its workforce in the city to 3,300 over the next 18 months… Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton and senior officials in IDA Ireland have been involved in meetings on the project in Ireland and with Apple management in the US over several months.