Apple bringing jobs back to the US

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-12-10/apples-cook-says-more-macs-will-be-born-in-the-u-dot-s-dot-a-dot#r=hp-ls

A big topic in the news lately is the loss of jobs in the US that are going towards China and other countries with little regulation when it comes to cheap labor. It says a lot about a company that could be paying its workers $2.50 an hour in Shenzhen instead of $15 an hour in the US. Apple has decided to build a production plant for some of its products at the cost of about $100 million. That isn’t much money in relation to their yearly earnings, but it’s a small step in what could be a large scale effort to bring some jobs back from overseas.

1 Comment »

  1. dunnj Said,

    December 11, 2012 @ 10:58 am

    In my opinion, this is more of a publicity stunt. As you stated this $100 million isn’t much compared to their yearly profits, this creates the incentive for Apple to start production here because of how the American Public will view the company. They will gain favor in our eyes for bringing back jobs, therefore more people would purchase their products for being domestic. All they’re doing is increasing profits. The $100 million will be made back up quickly and the wages they’d have to pay would be covered and with relative ease. Now they’ve increased their demand, and it is up to them whether or not they raise product price.

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