Apple spokesperson: Recent staff cutbacks were a mistake
posted by Ray S. / Aug 17, 2012, 4:12 AM
Now, however, Apple spokesperson Kristin Huguet has informed Bloomberg that these cutbacks weren't such a good idea, and Apple will be returning to its old policy, meaning that it'll try to get those employees back to their workplaces or hire new ones.
"We recently implemented some changes in retail staffing. Making these changes was a mistake and the changes are being reversed."
Sure, the statement is quite diplomatic, but the idea is clear enough. Now it's probably a good time for those employees who lost their jobs (and would still like to work for Apple) to contact the company.
Still, it makes us wonder why would Apple be interested in laying staff off, when you know that the following months are expected to be crazy for their retail stores, due to the upcoming new iPhone launch. Anyway, maybe it was exactly this launch that made Apple reconsider its attitude towards store employees.
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Duh that was kind of an oversight
posted on Aug 17, 2012, 5:25 AM 4
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Good news for me, I just applied at my local apple store. haha.
posted on Aug 17, 2012, 6:46 AM 1
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posted on Aug 17, 2012, 8:50 AM 9
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cut old staffs, hire new ones it will save them money... in the long run.... but then you get more newbies on the job that knows little about the product or their history.....
posted on Aug 17, 2012, 10:38 AM 5
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They are a corporation that has run amok with its profit mongering. Layoffs are sad but understandable for companies like RIM and Nokia that are both in dire straits, but its just pure greed when a company that is making record breaking profits hand over fist like Apple.
posted on Aug 17, 2012, 1:00 PM 1
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My thoughts exactly! What could have possibly happened that they felt the need to lay off people? The economy is bad everywhere but they have record profits, the most "valuable corp." in the world and a new product launch which usually requires extra work. Seems a bit strange especially considering they are suing Samsung for 2.5 billion and they have a small work force to begin with when you consider other companies.
posted on Aug 17, 2012, 1:22 PM 0
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they had to cut back. they dipped under 60% profit margins and just couldnt take it! screw the front line people!! yeeaa!! lol. seriously, exactly what reason could the world's richest company that only makes MORE money every year have to "cut back". Crap like this is exactly why people scream "corporate greed" from the hilltops.
posted on Aug 17, 2012, 3:52 PM 2
Apple must be stupid. why the hell would they start lay off their hard workers that help them sells their products? Their a billion dollar company. i think they should lay off the executive and senior staff members and board of directors their the ones making too much money. they should give them some raises
posted on Aug 19, 2012, 10:33 AM 0
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