Downsize Different: Apple sheds 1,600 retail employeescuts employee hours

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Sucks to be an Apple retail employee. Apple has reduced the hours of of their be-t-shirted geniuses have been fired this quarter, down from 15,600 in Q1. They are also planning fewer retail locations this year and are ramping down the use of part-time employees.

The SEC filing, which also said that Apple was doing amazingly well, considering the economy, noted retail store sales were generally down although they opened new 45 stores since last year.

Maybe the Gateway stores are hiring? Or Circuit City?

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