Apple has become the first tech company to hire people in all 50 states.
Now, the tech giants are joining with Facebook, Amazon and Google to launch a job-training program for people who are interested in becoming part of the workforce.
Apple’s new Apple Jobs and Internship program is available to employers and applicants across the United States, including Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia and Washington.
Apple, Google and Facebook are all participating in the program.
Apple and Google have teamed up on the Jobs andInternship initiative in an effort to bring more technology jobs to the United Kingdom and Europe.
In a blog post, Apple’s Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook said the company’s Jobs andinternship program “helps millions of young people find their first job in their chosen field.”
The Jobs andinterview program will be launched in the UK, where the company currently employs nearly 2 million people.
Cook said that the program will give young people who have never held a computer or worked remotely a chance to “get their feet wet.”
“We believe that there are some incredibly valuable skills that a computer engineer or a computer programmer or a software engineer or an artist or whatever you want to call them can bring to a job that you’re looking for,” he said.
Apple will also offer up to 100 internships to those who apply.
“This is something that Apple has always done and will continue to do, which is to take a chance on young people to see what they can bring, and to see if they can become part of our workforce,” said Mark Zuckerman, vice president of Apple’s human resources department.
Zuckermans office will offer up 30 jobs for people looking to learn how to become a computer analyst, software engineer, or software developer.
“It’s something that we always do with the young people, but we’re also looking to help them as they begin to figure out how to start a career,” he added.
Zuckerberg, who was born in New York and moved to the U.K. at age 18, has said the world is moving toward a digital age.
He told CNBC in January that he would like to see the United Nations “in a few years be using the Internet for all the things that it does now.”
“I would love to see a future where we live in a world where everything we do, everything we think, everything that we do has its digital footprint, where everything can be tracked and analyzed and tracked in real time,” he told CNBC.