Apple Opens Stock Grants to Retail Employees
From now on, all Apple employees, from its top engineers to its retail and AppleCare workers, will be eligible for a stock grant program that was previously only available to Apple’s corporate employees. Apple CEO Tim Cook announced the new program in a companywide email this week, WIRED has learned. Cook explained that while Apple employees have always been able to buy the company's stock at a discounted rate, until now only corporate employees were eligible to be nominated for restricted stock units, or RSUs, which essentially amount to grants of stock that the company uses as incentives to keep and reward top talent. Now, any employee is eligible.