Apple CEO writes to employees after Trump’s victory, calls for unity and diversity
Days after US voters elected Donald Trump as the next US president, Apple CEO Tim Cook sent an internal memo to employees, asking them to move forward together regardless of which candidate each of us supported.
Donald Trump’s victory in the US presidential Election is not happy news for Silicon Valley since the President-elect’s view on outsourcing and immigration remain unfavourable.
Newly-elect US president Donald Trump in his campaign had slammed US firms for outsourcing jobs to countries like India and China, and promised to bring back jobs, if elected to power.
In a memo send to employees on Wednesday, Cook said, “While there is discussion today about uncertainties ahead, you can be confident that Apple’s North Star hasn’t changed. Our products connect people everywhere, and they provide the tools for our customers to do great things to improve their lives and the world at large.”
“Our company is open to all, and we celebrate the diversity of our team here in the United States and around the world – regardless of what they look like, where they come from, how they worship or who they love,” he added.
Meanwhile, reports said US-based ecommerce giant eBay fired its product and tech team in India, except 15 who may be moving to the US, triggering doubts over the decision in the wake of US Election.
These were staff working out of eBay’s development centre in Bangalore. As per various reports emerging, this recent layoffs concern 30% of eBay employees in India; and since they have 350 employees, it means that 100 employees were fired, reports said.
Although eBay claims it to be part of its global restructuring, there are theories that this could be Trump effect.