The announcement caps a year of continued job creation. Apple added 6,000 jobs to its American workforce in 2018 and now employs 90,000 people in all 50 states. The company is on track to create 20,000 jobs in the US by 2023. The job creation efforts span a wide range of roles — from advanced design, engineering and research, retail, operations and customer support functions.
Apple operates retail stores in 44 states plus the District of Columbia, and has added 7,000 US retail jobs over the past five years. Apple plans to add more stores and reimagine the customer experience at many existing retail locations across the country.