Apple is said to be initiating dramatic cuts to its recruitment team in a further sign that things aren't going quite as well as they used to.
It's being reportd that Apple has begun laying off its entire contract recruitment team in recent weeks. The same VentureBeat report claims that Apple is letting some of its own full-time recruitment staff go.
In total, some 100 jobs are said to be affected. This doesn't seem to be some renewal process either, as there are no job postings for new recruiters at Apple.
Indeed, remaining Apple recruitment staff may not have things quite so cushy from now on either. They used to receive a bonus of 40 percent of a new employee's salary, but this has been dropped to 10-15 percent. The bonus might even be dropped entirely, according to the report.
What this means, quite obviously, is that the company is no longer looking to expand at its usual rate. Apple is said to be reevaluating its activities in the recruitment area.
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It could be a sign that things aren't quite as rosy as they usually are at Apple. The company is expected to announce a drop in sales and profits later today, while it could also be set to cut smartphone production for the second quarter in a row.
Meanwhile, one noted Apple analyst has predicted that the forthcoming iPhone 7 will be a flop.
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