Apple has quietly laid off 50 sales people at Cupertino. The reasoning behind it is reported to be due to a shift in the way Apple plans to attack enterprise sales.
The number of layoffs was not large enough to legally require a public announcement, so Apple has been keeping quiet about the situation, out of fear that investors would react poorly to the revelation.
Apple Insider reports that “Since putting former Americas reseller head John Brandon at the front of the division, the company has reduced the demand on its own end by giving Ingram Micro and other resellers the bulk of the responsibility for pitching Macs to businesses.”
Apple has given the 50 workers the chance to be re-hired in other areas of the company if there is a good fit for them.