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Paul Krugman got it right about Jobs and the State of the Union.  Anyone who reads the series in the New York Times this week about Jobs and Apple, that is workers and Apple, will hold their head in disbelief.  How could it get this bad?

A big report in The Times last Sunday laid out the facts. Although Apple is now America’s biggest U.S. corporation as measured by market value, it employs only 43,000 people in the United States, a tenth as many as General Motors employed when it was the largest American firm.
Apple does, however, indirectly employ around 700,000 people in its various suppliers. Unfortunately, almost none of those people are in America.Paul Krugman got it right about Jobs and the State of the Union.  Anyone who reads the series in the New York Times this week about Jobs and Apple, that is workers and Apple, will hold their head in disbelief.  How could it get this bad?
A big report in The Times last Sunday laid out the facts. Although Apple is now America’s biggest U.S. corporation as measured by market value, it employs only 43,000 people in the United States, a tenth as many as General Motors employed when it was the largest American firm.
Apple does, however, indirectly employ around 700,000 people in its various suppliers. Unfortunately, almost none of those people are in America.

Read the grueling accounts of work in Apple’s Chinese factories as they appeared in the N.Y.Times this week.  

http://www.nytimes.com/...New York Timese
http://www.nytimes.com/... china.html.

There were three articles this week by this pair of authors.
Charles Duhigg and David Barboza

Originally posted to dcampbell on Fri Jan 27, 2012 at 10:18 PM PST.

Also republished by Jobs Wages and Community Investment Working Group.

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