Apple has begun making offers to Beats employees that will see the phasing out of roughly 200 of the 700 positions that are moving to Apple as part of its Beats Electronics and Beats Music acquisitions.
Apple executives have visited Beats’ Southern California headquarters this week and last week to offer groups of employees positions at Apple and to notify some members of the Beats staff that they will not be included in the transition.
Most of the jobs cuts will reportedly be in human resources, finance, and other areas where there is overlap between Apple and Beats staff. Some of the Beats employees will be transferred to Apple’s Cupertino headquarters, while others will remain at the Beats facility in the Los Angeles area.
Re/code reports that Apple has given them a statement confirming that some Beats employees will be eventually shown the door as part of the transition.
Apple spokesman Tom Neumayr’s explanation: “We’re excited to have the Beats team join Apple, and we have extended job offers to every Beats employee. Because of some overlap in our operations, some offers are for a limited period and we’ll work hard during this time to find as many of these Beats employees as we can another permanent job within Apple.”
While Apple’s $3 billion acquisition of Beats has been approved by European regulators, U.S. officials have not yet given their OK to the deal.