“For once, it is not thinking different. Like its fellow global technology majors, Apple Computer too has decided to set up a massive technical support centre in India,” John Sujit reports for The Economic Times. “Sources say Apple will hire as many as 1,500 people by the end of this year, and have a total of 3,000 employees by the end of 2007 in its Bangalore facility.”
“A state government official said the government had cleared Apple’s proposal to invest in Bangalore. ‘But they are yet to reveal the extent of investment or the total employment. They should be starting operations within the next two months,’ the official said. Sources say the decision to set up the facility in Bangalore was taken after a rigorous examination of seven cities in India… It is not clear yet whether Apple’s India centre will result in job losses in its Cupertino facility.,” Sujit reports.
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Apple Computer may set up tech support center in India – February 17, 2006