Apple will pay more US store employees

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Tech company Apple will pay more salaries to retail employees in the United States. Bloomberg News Agency reported on the basis of informed sources that during media meetings in stores and one-on-one conversations with employees, it was announced last week that employees will receive higher salaries. Apple, like other companies, is struggling with wage pressures due to staff shortages and inflation.

It’s about a pay increase between 2 and 10 percent, depending on the store’s website. The position of the employee also plays a role in the salary increase. For some, that could mean an hourly wage increase from a few dollars to a few dozen.

Not all Apple Store employees will receive a salary increase and not all stores have been notified of the increases yet. Sources say the salary increases are aimed in part at employees who worked in stores before the pandemic, such as salespeople, as well as technical support staff and older workers. iPhone factory employees have also repeatedly complained about working conditions during the pandemic.

An Apple spokesperson declined to comment on the salary increases, which are set to take effect this month. The increases will be separate from the regular annual salary increases. It usually takes effect in October, coinciding with the end of Apple’s fiscal year.

In an effort to keep employees happy, Apple already had plans to keep paying during the holidays for the first time. Employees may also take more sick days. The company previously paid bonuses to certain groups of employees based on when they were hired. Apple Stores employ tens of thousands of people in hundreds of locations around the world.

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