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Apple Aims to Prevent Defections to Meta With Rare $180,000 Bonuses for Top Talent

  • Tech rivals such as Meta have been luring away employees
  • Bonuses come in form of stock grants that vest over four years
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Apple Pays $180,000 Bonuses to Retain Talent

Apple Inc. has issued unusual and significant stock bonuses to some engineers in an effort to retain talent, looking to stave off defections to tech rivals such as Facebook owner Meta Platforms Inc.

Last week, the company informed some engineers in silicon design, hardware, and select software and operations groups of the out-of-cycle bonuses, which are being issued as restricted stock units, according to people with knowledge of the matter. The shares vest over four years, providing an incentive to stay at the iPhone maker.