Last month, Apple and nine other tech companies joined Path Forward, a non-profit that works hard to get women (mostly mothers) back into the workforce. So far, there have been three rounds of "returnships," where chosen applicants have been paid to train with their desired company for 18 months. At the end of those 18 months, about 85% have been offered permanent full-time positions.
Apple is joining Path Forward during its fourth round which will be based in Northern California in February, and has paid into the organization in exchange for promotional services and program training. The positions Apple wishes to fill will be posted on the Path Forward website, but it has full control of the hiring process. In the tech world, recruiters don't attract as many women as men, so Apple hopes to find eager female candidates that can add to the diversity of the company.