From William Gallagher’s “Apple supports one million jobs in India, pilots new manufacturing project” posted Thursday on AppleInsider:
Apple has told an Indian technology summit that the company supports around a million jobs through its local app economy.
Priya Balasubramaniam, Apple’s vice president of Product Operations VP, has been speaking to the Bengaluru Tech Summit about the company’s plans for India. She said that Apple currently supports a wide range of jobs through direct employment, the app economy, and local supply partners…
Balasubramaniam has recently been tipped to take over as senior vice president, operations, when Tim Cook leaves the company and Apple restructures its executive team.
My take: Balasubramaniam is a new name to me — and not an easy one to spell. What’s not new is Apple making generous estimates of how many jobs it and its app economy support. According to Apple, 0.07% of India’s 1.38 billion souls work for Apple.