Workers were notified on March 28; layoffs were made after company canceled electric car project

Apple laid off 614 employees in California, according to records published by the US State Employment Development Department on Thursday (April 4, 2024). This was the first significant wave of layoffs by big tech since the covid pandemic. The information is from CNBC.

Workers at 8 company offices in the city of Santa Clara were notified of the layoff on March 28. The changes will come into effect on May 27th.

The shutdowns were carried out after the company announced in February the interruption of the Apple Car program – a project for the production of electric cars that began in 2014. At the time, the Bloomberg reported that part of the employees who worked on the initiative would be reallocated to work on the development of artificial intelligence.

The document released by the California department on Thursday (April 4) does not detail the exact addresses of the layoffs. However, North American vehicles state that part of the shutdowns occurred in this sector.

Furthermore, according to the Forbesone of the facilities, where 58 people were fired, corresponds to the address of LuxVue Technology, a manufacturer of micro LED screens acquired by Apple in 2014.


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