Apple places seventh on 2019 LinkedIn Top Companies list

LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network on the internet, has announced its 2019 LinkedIn Top Companies list, which identifies the companies where LinkedIn’s 610+ million global members most want to work. Apple comes in seventh on the list, dropping one spot from last year.

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Alphabet (No. 1), which reclaimed the top spot this year, Facebook (No. 2) and Amazon (No. 3) maintain a strong hold on the top three spots despite their challenges over the last year. Meanwhile, Tesla (No. 16) drops out of the top 10 for the first time in the list’s four-year history. While technology companies continue to dominate the list, industries making a resurgence include financial services -- with Bank of America (No. 18), Citi (No. 22) and Wells Fargo (No. 25) making the list -- and advertising -- with representation from Interpublic Group (No. 31), Publicis Groupe (No. 34) and WPP (No. 40), all for the first time.

Here’s LinkedIn’s summary of Apple; “Global headcount.: 132,000 | Top U.S. locations: San Francisco, New York City, Austin | Fastest-growing skills: Matlab, Machine Learning, Python | Job functions with the most new hires: Engineering, IT, Sales | What may surprise you: Apple plans to create 20,000 new jobs over the next five years across its existing campuses, and will invest $1 billion to build an all-new campus in Austin.)