When you ask the average person what they need from their employer, there may be a variety of responses, but some of the most common concerns that are raised include better wages, medical/dental benefits and job security.
In these tough economic times, many employers are finding it hard to meet the needs of their employees, but yesterday, it was confirmed that Apple will be increasing the hourly wages for staff that work in retail locations. These salary increases will go into effect next month and may be as high as a 25% increase. Apple staff were told about the raises during one on one interviews that they had with their individual managers. The raises came into effect after an internal review was conducted by Apple at the request of John Browett who is Apple’s retail chief. Understandably, Apple staff that received a raise were pleased with the news, but many did say it was a long time coming.
According to Apple, the wage increases reflect the current market conditions and ensures that Apple staff are adequately compensated for their work. They also take into account that an Apple store is viewed upon as a high end retail outlet. Over the years, we’ve heard so much about how hard nosed Apple can be with outsourcing jobs overseas and job eliminations, that news like this is a nice change.