Apple claims the App Store has created more than 600,000 jobs in Europe

Today, Apple boasted that it has contributed to the creation of 629,000 developer jobs in Europe, mainly focused on the so-called “app economy”. A tad under half a million jobs– 497,000 – might be credited to the Apple App Store itself, 132,000 positions have been created thanks to Apple's support, while the remaining tally of 16,000 Europeans from 19 countries are being directly employed by Apple. In addition to that impressive number, Apple's growth on the Old Continent has spurred the creation of additional 116,000 jobs.

Apple also claims that Europe-based developers have account for $6.5 billion from its $20-billion global earnings. While this is impressive on its own (after all, Apple is still the top-earner of app revenue), Cupertino forecasts that the European Union's GDP will be treated to a $16.5-billion cash influx by the end of 2014, making Apple one of the major contributors to the local economy.

Cupertino revealed that it has 101 stores in 8 European countries, each of which employs an average of 100 workers, which means that around 10,000 people work in Apple's brick and mortar stores on the continent. Oh, and Apple said that there are currently 21,000 free positions for iOS app developers in Europe, so if you are looking for a new job and have the necessary qualifications, give your luck a try!

source: Apple via AppleInsider



1. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Steve Jobs. :)

9. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

They should think bout jobs here in the u.s. Not Europe.

12. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Actually all over the world.

2. zhiae unregistered

u would get shocked if u see how many work android is giving i was one of the worker 25$ day dealing with fool people

3. rantao333

Posts: 346; Member since: May 21, 2013

great , thats alot

4. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Lol and how many of those app developers make a decent living? And most Apple store employees in the Netherlands barely make mininum wage. With all the money they manage to stash away using certain European tax laws, this is hardly any compensation. Then again, all the big brands misuse these tax laws.

5. superfans

Posts: 155; Member since: Jul 30, 2012

In the bad economy these days, making a little money is still better than asking money from people on the street.

7. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

In my country the chances of ending up asking money to people in the streets are quite slim. We have a decent welfare system.

8. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

In my country we have the highest level of unemployment in Europe..

6. marlboro

Posts: 94; Member since: Mar 27, 2014


10. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

more reason to me to boycott Apple, and make sure no European slacker get their job

11. Vexify

Posts: 570; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

More reason to never read your moronic inbred posts again.

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