Apple hit with job cut allegations

by Miklos Bolza03 May 2016
Tech giant Apple is in the midst of letting go its recruiters, anonymous sources have told online tech outlet, VentureBeat.
 
As well as cutting all of its contract recruiters over the past few weeks, the sources said that more than 100 fulltime recruiters would be let go in the near future.
 
They claim recruitment efforts inside the company have slowed down with Apple presently re-evaluating its activities in this area.
 
“You always need to have something new coming out to justify hiring,” the source said.
 
Additionally, they claimed that the firm is altering the incentive structure for its recruiters. While initially, Apple offered a bonus equating to 40% of a new employee’s base salary, this has now been dropped to 10 or 15%, sources said. In future, the bonus could even disappear completely, they added.
 
When contacted by HRD, Apple declined to comment on the matter.
 
As of January 2016, Apple employed 100,000 workers worldwide. Of these, 76,000 were in the US, an increase of 10,000 from the end of 2014 when the firm employed 66,000 within the US alone.
 
Apple also claims that through the iOS app economy, it indirectly employs 1.9 million people in the US, 1.2 million in Europe and 1.4 million in China. These are typically app creators, software engineers and entrepreneurs as well as non-IT jobs related to app sales, development and more.

Image by Anthony22 at English Wikipedia
 
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