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Apple reverses policy banning recent felons from working on Campus 2 construction

Speaking to the San Jose Mercury News, an Apple spokesperson issued the following statement:

"It recently came to our attention that, as part of a background check process unique to the Apple Campus 2 construction project, a few applicants were turned away because they had been convicted of a felony within the past seven years," the spokesman said in a statement. "We recognize that this may have excluded some people who deserve a second chance. We have now removed that restriction and instructed our contractors on the project to evaluate all applicants equally, on a case by case basis, as we would for any role at Apple."

An earlier report out of the San Jose Mercury News claimed that fewer than five people had been fired because of their criminal history, but the policy still drew fire from unions.

Source: San Jose Mercury News; Via: 9to5Mac

12 Comments
  • Not bad... Now quit dealing with countries that execute homosexuals if you want to harp on someone not baking a cake here, and maybe I'll respect you, Mr. Cook. Of course, that might eat a little money which is obviously more important to Apple shareholders than some foreign homosexual being executed, I'm sure. Rene, thoughts? Posted via the Android iMore App!
  • The first rules about business communication are don't talk about sex religion and politics. Businesses and corporations should not be involved in politics nor religions. I'm ok with Mr Cook standing up for what he believes is right. But he shouldn't make the whole corporation do the same. Sent from the iMore App
  • Or instead of saying it's bad execute (your favorite victim group here), you could say don't do business with countries that execute people period. Except that would rule us in the USA out. Dang all that ethics stuff.
  • I was merely pointing out Tim Cook's hypocrisy using sarcasm...I did it that way because nobody could argue against my particular stance without looking like an idiot.
  • That's what's up Apple. Second chance... Sent from the iMore App
  • Apple under Cook is PC, pun intended - yes Politically Correct. Cook better decide what Apple is. Jobs knew - the best computer/electronics company ever, not politics - and now this is truly Cook's Apple. Cook, either close stores in Indiana, but leaving Saudi Arabia, China etc… open? You can't have it both ways. OR just keep Apple out of politics.
  • Or rather then give the CEO of one of the most valuable companies in the world a lecture in ethics -implying he won't care not that it doesn't matter- you could be happy that apple is doing a little bit for society by giving a people who've gone to prison a job and and helping them move on
  • Well now YOU can sleep at night.
    Tim had to make a POINT about making a POINT.
    NOT APPLE.
    Like every (insert name of whiney group), Cook had to put Apple in the light concerning HIS social issue closest to HIS heart and make it a point, but will certainly tow the company line for the mighty dollar. ...now, HE can sleep well at night.
  • Tim Cook is not making as you so strangely put making a point of a point apple is a private company and compared to a lot of them they are ok and this is just a small thing they have done. They are not making a point and Tim making making apple more accepting is his choice and would be seen by a lot of people as a good thing I don't see why you'd be against that
  • +1.
    'Nuff said Sent from the iMore App
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  • +1 JustMe