Today, Apple highlighted its plan to boost the U.S. economy over the next 5 years through job creation, existing investments, and new investments.
The company is on target to contribute a $55 billion to the economy in 2018 and a total of $350 billion over the next five years.
Apple also told employees today that it will be issuing a bonus of $2,500 worth of restricted stock units today. This follows the introduction of new tax laws in the United States. The additional stock will be issued to most employees below a director level in the coming months. The RSUs will be issued to employees working for Apple all around the world.
The company also announced plans to offer a new charitable donation program, where Apple will match all donations made by employees up to $10,000 annually at a rate of two to one.
Full details on the new stock bonuses and charitable donation policy were emailed to employees earlier today.