“Foxconn Technology Group is recruiting new workers as the sizable production of the iPhone 6 has begun, a recruitment agent for Foxconn’s plants in Zhengzhou, Henan province said,” WantChinaTimes reports.
“There are 210,000 employed at the Zhengzhou plant and a large-scale recruitment drive has been launched in several places across the country, a source familiar with the matter told Shanghai’s First Financial Daily,” WantChinaTimes reports. “Foxconn did not disclose details of its production plan. The company only told the paper that it was offering job vacancies at its Zhengzhou plant to meet seasonal demand.”
WantChinaTimes reports, “It was very likely that the company was [recruiting for] manufacturing for Apple’s iPhone 6, which is scheduled to be rolled out in the second half of the year, the News stated. It added that Apple had transferred part of it assembly orders to Taiwan’s Pegatron, which is also very likely to manufacture Apple’s low-budget iPhone products. Nevertheless, the mobile production volume at the Zhengzhou plant still touched over 32 million devices during the January to May period… [Pegatron] now employs about 100,000 workers in China and is expected to boost that number by up to 40% during the next few months.”
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