- Apple CEO Tim Cook announced plans for a $1 billion fund to expand advanced manufacturing jobs in the U.S.
- The tech giant has already created 2 million jobs in the U.S., Cook told "Mad Money" host Jim Cramer.
Directly and indirectly, Apple has employed workers in all 50 states, boasting 80,000 company workers in areas like research and development, customer support, financial services and Apple's 271 U.S. stores.
Additionally, 1,530,000 jobs can be attributed to what Apple calls "the App Store ecosystem," a network of designers and developers for the ever-growing roster of iPhone apps.
"These are folks from really small businesses, a party of one, to larger companies, and they're writing apps that change the world," Cook said Wednesday.
On its website, Apple cites a number of statistics, including a 1,500 percent increase in U.S. workers since 1998. The company also lists key investment projects in California, Texas, Arizona, North Carolina and Oregon to build new facilities and hire more employees.
"We actually spent over $50 billion last year in this country. I mean, this is incredible," Cook told Cramer. "We're not satisfied with just 2 million. And so you can bet we're going to be hiring thousands of employees in the future."