Why working Apple retail just got better

Why working Apple retail just got better

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There’s good news for Apple Store employees.
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Apple retail store employees are getting more time off. Both sick days and vacation days. This is part of improving the benefits for those who works in the Mac-maker’s brick-and-mortar locations.

The changes come as lots of employers find themselves competing for quality applicants in a tight job market.

Working at an Apple Store comes with better benefits

Details of the changes were leaked to Bloomberg, and then confirmed by an Apple spokesperson.

Apple retail employees, whether full- or part-time, are getting double the number of sick days. For full-time workers it’s going from 6 days to 12 days.

And Apple Store workers will get more paid vacation days after three years with the company. That includes part-time employees for the first time.

In addition, part-timers will be able to use emergency care for children or the elderly at a discount.

Apple has not announced when these improved benefits for Apple Store employees will go into effect. They might help the company find and retain good employees at a time when an increasing number of people don’t want to work retail, which traditionally offers low paying, stressful jobs.