Apple is increasing the amount it pays its retail and company with a tight labor market unionization pushes and high inflation levels. The starting hourly rate for retail workers is increasing from $20 to $22 per hour though some regions will start higher and starting salaries are also allegedly increasing. Supporting and retaining the best team members in the world enables us to deliver the best most innovative products and services for our customer apple spokesperson told. This year as part of our annual performance review process we’re increasing our overall compensation budget. The increase was declared just weeks after an apple store in Maryland became the third retail location in the US to declare plans to unionize following efforts at stores in Georgia and New York. The agency pushed back alongside these efforts in an internal video in which the vice president of people and retail said I worry about what it would mean to put another association in the middle of our relationship. Elsewhere apple employees have pushed back against the agency’s efforts to bring its workers back into the office. But after current surges in COVID-19 cases and hospitalization rates, the agency has slowed its return to the office and asked employees to go back to wearing masks when away from their personal workspaces.
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