Apple is laying off as many as 100 recruiters responsible for finding and reviewing potential new applicants and full-time employees. Bloomberg reports that the move is part of an overall crackdown on hiring and spending for the Cupertino firm.
Some 100 recruiters, who were employed on a contract basis and typically receive less pay and less attractive benefits compared to full-time staff, have reportedly been laid off in the last week. The recruiters – spread out across Apple’s offices in California, Texas, and Singapore – were told they were being let go due to a shift in Apple’s approach to spending and a slowdown in hiring.
The laid-off workers will receive pay and their benefits for an additional two weeks and would have a chance to have their personal belongings returned from their offices, says Bloomberg.
Last month, it was reported that Apple would be slowing down its hiring pace, which was confirmed by the company’s CEO, Tim Cook on the most recent financial report call when he said Apple would be “deliberate” in its hiring and investment due to the current economic climate.