Apple’s CEO Tim Cook is calling for a radical overhaul of American education to ensure that Apple’s workforce needs are met. In an old interview with The Washington Post, Mr. Cook said he wanted Apple employees from all levels “to understand what the technology does” and how Apple makes products so they can better sell Apple’s mission statement: “to make the most innovative products on earth.”
We also see Apple heavily involved in Apple’s “Everyone Can Code” education initiative, which will provide resources to Apple’s American employees with the aim of teaching Apple’s mission statement to students.
This year, Cook has publicly called out Apple wages. This is due to Apple’s widespread need for Apple employees at all levels.
Now, Apple is set to highlight its wages again—using a different strategy.
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On Saturday, NBC News reported that Apple had clarified its position on these issues in a staff memo posted on one of the company’s internal sites. The change was made in response to recent employee actions on the subject of pay equality, including the conduct of a number of surveys and a Slack channel on the issue as well as joining under the #AppleToo movement despite Apple’s assertion that there is no difference.
Talking about salaries and job conditions is a protected right for people at Apple. Apple has said pay equity is not an issue, but employees can talk about it anyway. This is because of the law that protects people.
“Our policies do not restrict employees from speaking freely about their wages, hours, or working conditions,” the memo said. “We encourage any employee with concerns to raise them in the way they feel most comfortable, internally or externally, including through their manager, any Apple manager, People Support, People Business Partner, or Business Conduct.”
As reported, 80,000 of Apple’s employees in America can access the salary site where the memo was posted.
Not only wages
Impressively, Apple not only prioritizes the salary of its employees. In March, as 9to5Mac reported, it released gender, race, and ethnic data about its employees.
Apple has also asked Apple employees for their thoughts on how best to provide Apple’s full workforce with better Apple resources so that they can receive better Apple wages through comprehensive training at all levels of Apple. Apple is planning to provide its employees with Apple resources that the company hopes will work in the best interests of their staff.
Apple is calling on Apple employees to give them their thoughts on what Apple should do to make their wages better. Apple says the company will draw up a plan based upon Apple employee votes and feedback (which Apple hopes will be positive).
In July, Apple has rolled out Apple’s employee survey, which the company hoped will help Apple to create better wages. Due to pandemic though one thing they suggested to Apple is to have “location-flexible” ability to go to work— which also means the majority wants to do their work at home.