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Apple Lays Off Recruiters as Part of Its Slowdown in Hiring

  • About 100 recruiter contractors were let go in past week
  • Apple relies on contractors for some recruiting and operations
The Apple Park campus in Cupertino, California.

The Apple Park campus in Cupertino, California.

Photographer: Sam Hall/Bloomberg

Apple Inc. laid off many of its contract-based recruiters in the past week, part of a push to rein in the tech giant’s hiring and spending, according to people with knowledge of the matter.

About 100 contract workers were let go in a rare move for the world’s most valuable company, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the situation is private. The recruiters were responsible for hiring new employees for Apple, and the cuts underscore that a slowdown is underway at the company.