Some Apple employees in San Diego have reportedly been told to relocate to Austin, Texas or risk being fired.
The employees at risk are part of a 121-person team called Data Operations Annotations, which focuses on artificial intelligence projects, improving and advancing Apple's Siri voice technology.
An Apple spokesperson said: bloomberg This move is a result of the company's goal to consolidate the San Diego DOA team with other DOA employees in Austin.
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“The US data operations annotation team is converging on our Austin campus, and the majority of the team is already based there,” a spokesperson told the outlet. “Everyone currently employed will have the opportunity to continue in their Apple roles in Austin.”
Anonymous sources said employees have until the end of February to make a decision and if they decide not to relocate, they will be fired on April 26 and receive four weeks of severance pay plus an additional week of severance. He says he will be given money. I worked every year.
Those who choose to emigrate will receive a $7,000 relocation allowance and keep their jobs.
DOA Group employees were initially told they would be moving to a new Apple campus in the same city by the end of January and were given moving boxes to pack their belongings. News of the move to Texas was reportedly announced just a few days ago.
In the report, officials said the majority of San Diego-based workers are reluctant to transfer.
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Apple, which has avoided the mass layoffs that have plagued and rocked the tech industry over the past year, is tightening its internal mandates.
The company reportedly told employees in March that they had to return to the office three days a week, and some executives tracked employee attendance with badge records and suspended employees for noncompliance. The company reportedly told employees that they might be fired.