Apple denies layoffs at Beats

Apple denies layoffs at Beats
Earlier this past week, rumors starting spreading about Apple's intentions to lay off 200 workers at Beats, once the deal closed. On Friday, Apple and Beats signed the appropriate paperwork and the deal is now official. Will Apple now send out pink slips to workers whose jobs overlap those of Apple employees? Not if you believe current Apple employees. "Every single person is going through Apple orientation, they're signing up for healthcare," said one person who works for Apple.

The original rumor had Apple canning 200 Beats employees in human resources, and finance, departments where Apple is already well stocked. But the latest news is that the suits in Cupertino have fired five Beats workers due to poor performance. Still, music trade magazine Billboard is reporting that incoming Beats employees are being warned of terminations that could take place in three months to a year in areas like Human Resources, Finance and Legal. An official statement from Apple does mention that some of the job offerings for Beat personnel, are for a limited time.

In addition to Beats co-founders Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre, who both will be given a title and office in Cupertino, Beats Music CEO Ian Rogers will become head of iTunes radio.

source: Billboard via AppleInsider


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