Apple announces that the hourly wage of hourly workers such as retail stores will be about 2,800 yen or more, an increase of 45% from 2018

Apple, a global technology company, announced in an email to employees on May 25, 2022 that it would ``increase its overall compensation budget.'' The pay increase will apply not only to Apple employees, but also to hourly workers at the Apple Store retail store and Apple Care repair service, and the starting wage for hourly workers will be $22 per hour (approximately 2,800 yen). It is being

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Apple says it will raise pay for corporate and retail employees in tight labor markets

In the United States, the consumer price index for April 2022 increased by 8.3% compared to the same month last year , and inflation is progressing rapidly, and companies are also being forced to raise wages accordingly. According to an announcement by the United States Department of Labor, labor costs for American businesses and government agencies increased by 4.5% in the first quarter (January to March) of 2022, but considering historical inflation, the salaries reportedly decreased during the same period.

With inflation and wage increases coupled with a low unemployment rate of 3.6% , securing employees is becoming a major problem for American companies. Therefore, in the technology field, where the job market is active, many companies such as Google , Amazon , and Microsoft have announced wage increases one after another.

Meanwhile, Apple announced on May 25th that it will increase the salaries of Apple and retail store employees. 'By continuing to support and employ the world's most talented team members, we are able to provide our customers with the most innovative and amazing products and services,' an Apple spokesperson said in a statement. As part of that process, we are increasing our overall compensation budget.'

The wage increases also apply to hourly workers at retail Apple Stores and Apple Care repair services. The starting wage for hourly workers in the United States is expected to be $22 an hour, a 45% increase from 2018, and may be raised further depending on the market. The Wall Street Journal reported that some Apple Store and other employees were told that their performance evaluations, which normally take place in the fall, would be moved forward by three months and that their raises would be implemented in early July. Ta.

Apple has faced a number of challenges regarding its workforce in recent months. Apple plans to lift the work-from-home policy introduced due to the new coronavirus infection (COVID-19) and introduce a 'two-remote-a-week, three-work-a-week' work style , but the director of the machine learning research team objected to this. There have been complaints from employees, including the resignation of Ian Goodfellow.

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In addition, Apple Store employees are showing movement toward forming a labor union, and employees have begun signing signatures at the Apple Store in Grand Central, New York. The group leading the union is demanding that the hourly wage be at least $30 (approximately 3,800 yen).

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