Apple lays off 174 workers

Transferring work from its Elk Grove, Calif., site

ELK GROVE, Calif. -- Apple is eliminating 174 sales and support jobs at its Elk Grove facility and transferring the work to a site in Austin, Texas.

In a letter to state officials, Apple says the laid off workers will be given opportunities to relocate or apply for another Apple job in Elk Grove.

Apple employs more than 1,100 workers in Elk Grove.