“Apple Inc. eliminated 174 sales and support jobs at its Elk Grove facility Thursday, transferring the work to a site in Austin, Texas,” Dale Kasler reports for The Sacramento Bee.
“In a letter to state officials, Apple said the 174 workers will be given opportunities to relocate or apply for another Apple job in Elk Grove. The company said it employs more than 1,100 workers in Elk Grove,” Kasler reports. “The layoffs include sales representatives, online chat representatives and others.”
Kasler reports, “City officials said they were taking the news in stride. ‘While it’s very disappointing that 174 people are going to be laid off, we’re still fortunate that the company remains a major employer in Elk Grove,’ said Steve Czarnecki, executive director of the Elk Grove Economic Development Corp.”
Full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “George” for the heads up.]
Good luck to those Apple employees who are affected. On the bright side, at least somebody’s hiring in Austin.