In recent weeks Apple has been laying off a significant number of recently-hired workers at its retail stores, according to sources in the chain in contact with MacRumors. Most accounts are said to be coming from workers in the UK, but are filtering in from other countries as well. In the US and Canada, Apple is said to be performing long-term cutbacks in the hours granted to part-time staff.
One source claims that at a store in the UK, everyone with less than six months’ history was laid off, even a group that had been hired just a month before the cuts and recently finished training. The store has also allegedly put a freeze on further hiring and transfers between locations. At another UK outlet, three training groups have reportedly been laid off during the last week (see more here). A store in an unmentioned country is said to have not only gotten rid of recent hires, but actually demoted some long-term workers who had recently been promoted and never saw their increased pay.
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