Apple shares open higher as it’s named best UK employer

Apple shares opened higher Monday, as the tech giant was named the UK's top employer, according to a survey from UK jobsite, Indeed.

Apple shares open higher as it’s named best UK employer

Apple shares opened in the green Monday, after the US tech innovator was named the best private sector employer in the UK, according to a survey by jobsite, Indeed. The results of the survey placed the US-based employer in top spot, due to a combination of reasons, highlighting that pay isn’t always the most important issue for the UK’s working population.

Apple shares opened the US Monday trading session 0.38% higher at $220.14. The stock has been a little lower in recent weeks.

Apple preferred by UK workers

According to a survey by UK job site Indeed, Silicon Valley giant Apple, is the best employer across the UK. The tech business employs around 6,500 staff in the UK and they expressed their satisfaction with their employer.

While pay was one of the details that featured in the reasons behind why Apple is a top employer, there were other key areas the company impresses in too. They are:

  • Enjoyable work culture.
  • Free and discounted tech for staff.
  • Supportive environment.

Apple is the world’s first publicly listed $1 trillion company and it works hard to produce slick, innovative tech. However, it’s also known for its views on building a fair and safe working environment for anyone who works with the business.

These views, are likely playing a key role in it being a consistent winner in top employer polls around the world.

Apple expansion plans

Separately, reports suggest that Tim Cook’s business has recently secured a 10-year lease for a huge warehouse in Milpitas, California.

The developer involved in the Creekside industrial estate where the warehouse is located, told the Silicon Valley Business Journal that the area is intended for a mixture of industrial, research and development and manufacturing purposes.

While there’s no confirmation of deal from Apple, it also remains unclear exactly what the tech giant would opt to do with additional warehouse space.

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