Apple supplier Hon Hai to ‘significantly’ raise Taiwan wages in July

“Apple Inc.’s supplier Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. plans to raise wages for its employees in Taiwan ‘significantly’ from July, to attract and retain talent for its expanding business, a company spokesman said Thursday,” Lorraine Luk reports for Dow Jones Newswires.

“Hon Hai is still deciding on the size of the salary increase in Taiwan, said spokesman Simon Hsing,” Luk reports. “Hon Hai has some 10,000 employees in its headquarters in Taiwan, with most of them focusing on research and development, marketing and business planning, he said.”

Luk reports, “The world’s biggest contract electronics manufacturer by revenue had raised the basic salaries of all assembly line workers in China since Feb. 1. It employs more than 1 million people in China, over 400,000 of them in Shenzhen.”

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  1. Yes, because Apple still holds to its contractual agreement to let Samsung assemble iDevices.
    Apple has visited China to increase wages so it makes sense Korean wants to pay its employees more too. Word is out.

  2. Anyone realize what ELSE is happening with these pay raises?

    1. Higher prices in one place will cause worker demand of higher prices in other factories.
    2. Higher Prices in other factories will mean higher prices on the products of the plethora of other US (and Korea and China) products. (Hear that Dell, HP, Others?)
    3. Apple is already making a great profit, so it won’t effect them.
    4. The higher prices for marginalized companies will put them out of their misery!

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