Crisis Management Apple issues mea culpa in ‘layoff’ snafu The company apologizes after changing its mind on a new staffing plan that reduced hours and sparked layoff rumors. By Russell Working@byworkingAug. 22, 2012 SHARE To read the full story, log in. Become a Ragan Insider member to read this article and all other archived content. Sign up today Already a member? Log in here. Learn more about Ragan Insider.