Tim Cook's Full Email to Employees Announcing U.S. Investments, $2,500 Bonus, Charitable Donation Matching

Tim Cook's Full Email to Employees Announcing U.S. Investments, $2,500 Bonus, Charitable Donation Matching

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Apple today announced that it will repatriate much of its overseas cash leading to over $30 billion in capital expenditures in the US over the next five years, over 20,000 new jobs through hiring at existing campuses and opening a new one. Additionally, the company revealed it would be giving employees $2,500 in restricted stock units.

Here's the full email Tim Cook sent to employees via Axios.


This morning we announced a new set of investments Apple will be making over the next several years, including expanding some of our existing campuses and establishing a new one. We’re also extending our efforts in support of coding education, ConnectED and STEAM programs. I encourage you to read about these announcements on AppleWeb.

I’m excited to let you know that we’re also increasing our investment in our most important resource — our people. You are the heart and soul of Apple and we want you to share in the success made possible through your efforts. Your dedication helps Apple make the best products in the world, surprise and delight our customers, and ultimately make the world a better place.

To show our support for our team and our confidence in Apple’s future, we’ll be issuing a grant of $2,500 in restricted stock units to all individual contributors and management up to and including Senior Managers worldwide. Both full-time and part-time employees across all aspects of Apple’s business are eligible. Details are available on AppleWeb.

We also know how much our employees value giving back to the communities where we all work and live. I’m happy to announce that starting immediately and running through the end of 2018, Apple will match all employee charitable donations, up to $10,000 annually, at a rate of two to one. In addition, Apple will double the amount we match for each hour you donate your time. Last year, your generosity helped people around the world through causes that are important to you. I’m proud that this year we’ll be able to build on that tradition of giving.

Apple's success comes from our people and I am proud to work alongside each of you. On behalf of the Executive Team, thank you for your hard work and dedication.


Tim Cook's Full Email to Employees Announcing U.S. Investments, $2,500 Bonus, Charitable Donation Matching

Reader - January 18, 2018 at 1:50pm
So much money in their pocket and they wait to see if they are caught. And if they get caught then they sell you something...they should pay for their mess (look at VW, no more diesel sale in US and some people got to sell their Geta back to VW for more than their value). What I'm saying is instead of giving themselves bonuses of 2500$ they should pay for their mistakes (a closed environment where they control everything including throttling).
4 leaf clover - January 18, 2018 at 6:28am
Well if they where smart they should have offered a free cellular phone as well . Or at least at 50% off. That is good advertisement..