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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19 Comments

1. Mxyzptlk unregistered

As usual just rumors and speculation with no cold, hard FACTS.

6. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Them saying that some jobs are temporary is literally cold hard FACTS. I assume Apple is good at marketing in all regards and won't make the same mistake as MS did. They will fire over time, so no one notices and no one will care. MS wanted to make a show of their big "bold" changes and there was a huge backlash.

11. stealthd unregistered

It says the job OFFER was for a limited time, not the jobs.

9. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

So it makes sense to keep, let's say, Beats' Human Resources Department? Layoffs will eventually happen. Apple is a stingy company, what makes you think they will not do it?

10. Ninetysix

Posts: 2964; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

They will do it eventually. The issue is the inaccurate report saying that they already did.

16. engineer-1701d unregistered

he is a apple lover to the heart, really i think he has a apple shaped heart.

14. cncrim

Posts: 1588; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

Layoff is very common every time a company merge, specially the payroll department, don't need two separate payroll once become under one roof. That is cold heart fact for any I mean ANY company that merge.

15. engineer-1701d unregistered

sure like they wont be saying good bye to people they are just trying to save face in the news right now, in a month those will be gone, its business no one hires a full company to keep all the workers when they have thousands of there own and will have foxconn take over production. made is america thought up in california built in china

2. palmguy

Posts: 982; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

Yeah, you don't immediately fire peeps when you buy a company. You wait a couple of months. :)

3. naittosan

Posts: 239; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

Tell that to Nokia employees.

4. Mxyzptlk unregistered

And Motorola.

13. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Wow, some people lack such common sense here. Nokia and Motorola had to let employees because they're making huge losses unlike Beats which is flourishing.

17. engineer-1701d unregistered

that and the fact that ms gave the employees major perks during and after the pensions on them wow thats good enough to live here in my city

5. palmguy

Posts: 982; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

Or Palm. RIP webOS. :(

18. engineer-1701d unregistered

i would why hp palm never sued apple for taking the swipe up gesture to get ride of a card ??? was looking at a video and someone said swipe right from android and up from apple, i i thought up from webos. man i loved my webos

7. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

They haven't fired anybody yet. Yet.

8. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

They don't plan to streamline? Yeah right That's what companies do when they acquire another company

12. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

As much as boycotting Apple products, I find that it's good move for Apple to do so. American workers are all overpriced and lazy

19. engineer-1701d unregistered

i know this is a rant style but what you think people unlike the people in Europe where they hardly work then want pensions from gov. or Greece where they drop the euro and have to take money from others, or in america where all the south american and African people take there money legal or illegal workers and send it home and that destroys the us economy if you have a glass of water and keep sipping on it you will have no water left without filling it back up. i think for the worlds economy the county you work in should issue chit style cards to the people via chip implant that way it can unlock your phone and door and using nfc style you could pay for things, or tech tech tech when will the world just allow it all no more lost stolen wallets pass-code for phone and car keys bike keys home keys. of course they will make it like a nano chip so people cant just cut you hand off to steal the chip hahahah.

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