Starting Pay for United States Apple Employees will be $22/hr. as early as July
This story was first reported by Reuters...
Following along the needed trend during a time of great economic uncertainty and inflation, Apple will reportedly raise the starting pay for its United States employees. The announcement comes as similar companies face a tight labor market and a surge in unionization efforts.
For team members in the U.S., starting pay will rise to $22/hr., or higher depending on the market. From 2018’s increase, this is a 45% jump. A company spokesperson said, "This year as part of our annual performance review process, we're increasing our overall compensation budget."
Some workers have been informed that their annual reviews would be advanced by a whole three months and new pay may take effect in early July. The suggested driving force, outside of economic conditions, is last year some current and former workers began criticizing the company's working conditions online.
Workers at an Apple store in Atlanta filed a petition to hold a union election. They would become the company’s first unionized store in the United States. Companies such as Microsoft and Google are also revising performance reviews or adjusting pay this year to give back to workers during such tough times.