Apple Lays off 50 Enterprise Sales Staff

With record quarters and more money in the bank than... well, many banks, it's hard to see Apple getting hit by "hard economic times", but according to CNet, they either are, or are preparing to be:

Sources who wished to remain anonymous for fear of reprisal confirmed reports by Valleywag and that roughly 50 salespeople were let go by the company for "business and economic reasons," according to one source. An entire sales group based in Austin, Texas, was let go as well as workers in Cupertino, Calif., where Apple is headquartered. Those affected were given severance packages and the opportunity to apply for other jobs inside Apple.

Hopefully all the workers find those other jobs inside Apple quickly.

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  • Apple had to many salespeoples.
  • Pretty simple:
    Economic Reason: Less Companies, Schools and Libraries are buying computers.
    Business Reason: An employee shouldn't cost a company more than he makes for the company.
    Hopefully, everything turns around soon and healthy employment returns.