Part-time workers for Apple will soon have the same medical benefits as full-time ones, sources say. Equal insurance is expected to become available in January, and apply to anyone working 15 or more hours a week, so long as a person also has at least a year of Apple experience. The company has approximately 9,900 part-time workers at retail, a large percentage of which should be covered by the new policy.
The change is said to have its origins in the unhappiness of part-time workers voiced during the past year. That resulted in the company circulating an internal survey, which determined benefits and insurance to be common complaints.