김미경의 리부트에 나오는 문구 중 하나입니다. 2018년이라고 찍어서 설명한 걸 보면 어딘가 근거가 있는 자료겠죠.
해당 내용은 2019년 3월 백악관 간담회에서 팀쿡과 트럼프와의 대화에서 나온 내용이라고 합니다.
MR. COOK: So we’ve never really thought that a college degree was the thing that you had to have to do well. We’ve always tried to expand our horizons.
And so that degree — about half of our U.S. employment last year were people that did not have a four-year degree. And we’re very proud of that, but we want to go further.
And so to that end, as we’ve looked at the — sort of, the mismatch between the skills that are coming out of colleges and what the skills are that we believe we need in the future, and many other businesses do, we’ve identified coding as a very key one.
관련 기사를 살펴보면 절반이라고 표현한 모집단이 엔지니어를 이야기하는 건지 아니면 리테일 조직까지 포함한 것인지는 명확하지 않다고 합니다. 하지만 리테일 조직을 포함한 것이라고 추측하고 있죠.
Cook did not elaborate on whether the 50 percent figure encompasses both corporate and retail sector hires, but it can be assumed U.S. Apple Store staff are included in the number. Apple owns and operates more than 270 first-party outlets across the country, with employees ranging from sales specialists to managers and Genius Bar staff.