Company officials made the announcement Thursday, although they declined to give a reason for the layoffs. Elk Grove Mayor Gary Davis says he’s disappointed.
"It hurts to lose jobs from one of our major employers. Our heart goes out to those residents that are losing their job. We feel pretty optimistic that they’ll be able to find other jobs in Elk Grove simply because the economic activity that’s coming down the line in Elk Grove looks real positive."
In a letter to city officials, Apple said the laid-off workers will be given opportunities to relocate or apply for another Apple job in Elk Grove.
Apple officials say despite the layoffs, their headcount continues to grow in Elk Grove. They have more than 1,100 employees working there today…50% higher than three years ago.