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Apple is to chop more than 600 workers in a move likely related to the cancellation of several projects at the firm, including the company's self-driving car. As Reg readers might expect, the world's most valuable company isn't saying much about the reasons behind the layoffs. After all, Project Titan – supposedly the name of …

  1. Steve Button Silver badge

    Just wondering...

    "The Register contacted Apple "

    Is El Reg still on the naughty step, or do you get invited to events nowadays?

    1. Dan 55 Silver badge

      Re: Just wondering...

      Apple speak to The Register, but only when there's a PR Defcon 1 situation.

  2. Anon

    Most of the layoffs [listed on this .xlsx doc]...

    ...which we are sure has no macro viruses...

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Most of the layoffs [listed on this .xlsx doc]...

      Pretty sure you can't save VBA in xlsx... it would need to be an xlsm

  3. Groo The Wanderer Silver badge

    'Cause Apple clearly doesn't have the financial means to repurpose their employees. They're bleeding money right and left, so they had to let them go...

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  4. Malcolm Weir Silver badge

    "However, it is worth remembering that the notices only apply to California and Apple's Santa Clara operations".

    Correct if you read that as "these notices only apply"...

    The Federal WARN act exists, but because it only applies when more than 500 jobs are lost it's less often implicated. BUT since 600 is greater than 500, an Apple employee in Texas (for example) who's losing his job as part of this round of cuts would be covered by the Federal version of the act (even if the other 599 employees were in California).

    So the fact that Federal WARN notices for non-California employees have not been found suggests that the losses are only in California, because the California notices satisfy the Federal requirement.

    (It's entirely possible that significant non-California employees are impacted by whatever it is that is causing this, but it is also possible that e.g. non-California groups got re-tasked en masse, so no layoffs are likely).

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    The Apple car

    More curves and rounded corners than a VW Beetle.

    Basically, just a rubber Spacehopper.

    1. sanmigueelbeer

      Re: The Apple car

      At least the VW Beetle was affordable.

      If this Apple fandangled-car gets built and put on sale, the sticker price would be in the millions.

      1. Big Softie

        Re: The Apple car

        Not to mention the bespoke charging cable...

  6. Del Varner

    Learn a new skill

    Maybe they can learn to weld, be electricians, plumbers.

    1. 43300 Silver badge

      Re: Learn a new skill

      But not in 60 days...

      1. TeeCee Gold badge

        Re: Learn a new skill

        Of course not as there's no training required, Apple employees just work.

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