March 3, 2009

Rumor: Apple Layoffs Today?

According to Valleywag: “One tipster tells us there are “major layoffs” at Apple. Another writes that “all sales teams have mandatory meetings today” and that “HR booked conference rooms in Cupertino.” Is Apple cutting salespeople loose?”

~News submitted by Jack R.


  1. I am seriously mystified by this irresponsible post. By it you do damage that isn’t appropriate. Wait for real news. Many people actually react to rumors. If they prove true, then fine. But posting a rumor only propagates the potential myth. Journalism 101.

    Comment by Theodore — March 4, 2009 @ 2:52 pm | Reply


    An Apple (AAPL) spokesman says Gawker’s report that 50 salespeople were laid off yesterday is not true.
    Is it possible that somewhere in Apple’s ranks of 32,000, staffing has shifted around during the recession? Sure, we assume — but Apple wouldn’t comment on that.

    And anyway, Apple would have to notify the state if it were going to cut jobs in California, where it’s based. Last May, Apple cut 174 jobs in Elk Grove, Calif., to move some sales and support to Texas, according to the WSJ.

    What we do know, according to Apple: 50 salespeople were not fired yesterday, despite Gawker’s citing “a source in Apple’s enterprise group.”

    Comment by rattyuk — March 4, 2009 @ 3:25 pm | Reply

    • Well, that Apple spokesman was lying… surprise, surprise, huh? Indeed, many people on Apple’s Enterprise Group were laid off on Tuesday

      Comment by Anonymous — March 6, 2009 @ 6:29 pm | Reply

  3. Apple sells overpriced crap. ..”I am Mac”..
    Microwave-styled laptop with pretty outdated hardware for 1.2K – ohh! give me a break!

    Comment by Ubuntu — March 4, 2009 @ 3:41 pm | Reply

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