Global tech giant Apple plans to add some 20,000 new jobs and invest more than $430 billion in the U.S. over the next five years.
That injection includes “dozens” of Apple TV+ productions across 20 states, creating thousands of jobs, Apple stated today (April 26), as well as direct spend with American suppliers, data center investments, capital expenditures in the U.S. and other domestic spend.
Apple TV+ has been growing its slate of unscripted and documentary content in recent months.
The streamer recently announced it had teamed up with Amy filmmakers Asif Kapadia and James Gay-Rees for the eight-part docuseries 1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything.
Apple TV+’s lineup also includes Boys State; Beastie Boys Story; Billie Eilish: The World’s A Little Blurry; Werner Herzog’s Fireball: Visitors from Darker Worlds; as well as upcoming documentary The Supermodels (pictured) and Number One on the Call Sheet from Jamie Foxx, Kevin Hart, Datari Turner and Dan Cogan.
“At this moment of recovery and rebuilding, Apple is doubling down on our commitment to U.S. innovation and manufacturing with a generational investment reaching communities across all 50 states,” CEO Tim Cook said in a statement. “We’re creating jobs in cutting-edge fields — from 5G to silicon engineering to artificial intelligence — investing in the next generation of innovative new businesses, and in all our work, building toward a greener and more equitable future.”
Over the past three years, Apple’s contributions in the U.S. have outpaced its original five-year goal of $350 billion set in 2018. The company stated it’s also on track to meet its 2018 goal of creating 20,000 new jobs in the U.S. by 2023.
Today, Apple said it supports more than 2.7 million jobs across the U.S. through direct employment, spending with U.S. suppliers and manufacturers and developer jobs in the iOS app economy.