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reports that Apple has made cuts in its education division, according to an unnamed former employee.
An Apple spokesperson confirmed that the company has made “minor work-force reductions” but didn’t specify where the cuts were made or how many jobs were cut. The spokesperson added that Apple continues to grow overall, with a headcount of around 10,000.
Apple has cited continuing challenges in the educational sector in recent financial reports and calls with analysts. The company says that budgetary limitations in many school districts have led to reduced technology spending, although it also notes that it has lost ground to competitors like Dell as school districts have migrated to PC-compatible computers.