Apple Raising Pay in Retail Stores →

Mark Gurman, writing at Bloomberg:

Apple Inc. is bumping the pay of many U.S. retail employees in the face of a tightening tightening labor market, inflation woes and complaints from some staffers about working conditions during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The raises, which have ranged from 2% to 10% depending on store location and role, are going to salespeople, Genius Bar technical support staff and some senior hourly workers, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the matter is private. The increases don’t apply to all employees, and not all stores have been notified of the changes yet.

This is a great start, but Apple should raise pay across all of its retail positions, not just the fancy ones. Being on the sales floor at an Apple Store is a hectic job, with or without a pandemic.