Apple LogoApple has been cutting down on its recruiting team over the last few months, reports VentureBeat. According to a source that spoke to the site, Apple has laid off all of its contract recruiters and has started to lay off some of its full-time recruiters. Up to 100 employees could be affected by Apple's decision to prune its recruiting team if the rumors are true.

Essentially the recruiting engine inside Apple has slowed down and the company is reevaluating its activities in that area, the source said.

"You always need to have something new coming out to justify hiring," the source said.

Apple has also implemented a new incentive structure for recruiters, dropping bonuses from 40 percent of a newly recruited employee's base salary to 10 to 15 percent. In the future, the inside source believes bonuses could be eliminated entirely. Apple is also not hiring recruiters through its jobs website at this time.

The reason behind Apple's potential recruiting scale back is not known, but VentureBeat points towards ongoing cutbacks in smartphone production and an imminent Q2 2016 earnings report that's expected to see a year-over-year decline in iPhone sales and overall revenue.

Despite the reports of recruiting cuts, Apple has, in recent months, been hiring aggressively for its rumored car project, taking on employees from companies like Ford, Tesla, GM, MIT Motorsports, General Dynamics, Samsung, and more.

Top Rated Comments

Dilster3k Avatar
72 months ago
They should reevaluate that lighting port under the Magic Mouse.

They should reevaluate the charging method of the Apple Pencil and its price.

They should reevaluate that bump on the battery case.

They should reevaluate the ugly antenna bands on the iPhone.

They should reevaluate still releasing 16 GB devices at such high prices.

They should reevaluate their confusing naming schemes.

They should reevaluate re-releasing a 2012-design iPhone.

They should reevaluate Apple Music in its entirety.

They should reevaluate ditching Aperture for Photos.

They should reevaluate their entire incredibly disappointing Mac line-up & specs.

They should reevaluate their focus on making iOS and OS X stable again, and making watchOS and tvOS actually worthy of the Apple brand, instead of making a car.

Am I missing anything?
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Doctor Q Avatar
72 months ago
This must be good news because they are improving efficiency, they are reducing costs, and/or they have unusually low staff turnover.

OR...

This must be bad news because their product pipeline is shrinking and/or they're forced to reduce staff for financial reasons.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Canyonero Avatar
72 months ago
Very good news. Apple has been expanding rapidly which is never good as people who are not passionate about excellence will slip through the cracks.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
trifid Avatar
72 months ago
They should reevaluate that lighting port under the Magic Mouse.

They should reevaluate the charging method of the Apple Pencil and its price.

They should reevaluate that bump on the battery case.

They should reevaluate the ugly antenna bands on the iPhone.

They should reevaluate still releasing 16 GB devices at such high prices.

They should reevaluate their confusing naming schemes.

They should reevaluate re-releasing a 2012-design iPhone.

They should reevaluate Apple Music in its entirety.

They should reevaluate ditching Aperture for Photos.

They should reevaluate their entire incredibly disappointing Mac line-up & specs.

They should reevaluate their focus on making iOS and OS X stable again, and making watchOS and tvOS actually worthy of the Apple brand, instead of making a car.

Am I missing anything?
Yes:

5400rpm drives on 4k iMacs
Soldered RAM on desktop Macs
Soldering SSD cable on iMacs
RAM pricing on soldered Macs ($300 for 16GB on mac mini when it actually costs $60 on amazon)
Thinness over battery life on iPhones
iPad Pro 9.7" price hike
Lack of focus of iOS optimization/design for larger screens
Lack of focus of iOS for education
Replacing 3.5mm universal headphone jack with proprietary lightning connector which will fragment the world
1 port on Macbook 12"
480p low definition video camera on Macbook 12"
Thinness over function in general
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DaveTheRave Avatar
72 months ago
Not a shock, a company of this size can't grow at the same pace forever.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
AliMacs Avatar
72 months ago
Definitely need to keep that 16 GB iPhone 7 in order to make enough money to hire more contractors!
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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