The Internet has created 1.2 million jobs, many paying higher salaries than average, according to a new study.
The research by a couple of Harvard business professors and Hamilton Consultants Inc. for the Internet Advertising Bureau is considered independent, reports Computerworld. It found that Internet business contributes $300 billion to the U.S. gross domestic product, though the story isn't clear about whether all these jobs are in the United States.
The job count was based on people who work directly on the Internet, either building or maintaining infrastructure, in Internet advertising and other jobs. It said another 1.54 million jobs are tied indirectly to the Internet.
Advertising Bureau President and CEO called the report:
the 'first rigorous, comprehensive look at the size scope and impact of the interactive advertising ecosystem.'