Apple supplier Foxconn is apparently racing to hire a large number of new workers for the world’s largest iPhone factory that is situated in China. The company is rushing to hire a whopping 200,000 workers ahead of the iPhone 13 series launch.
According to a SCMP report, one of the major suppliers of the Cupertino based giant has started fast track recruitments for 200,000 workforce that it currently need to fill in by the end of September 2021. The news arrives as we reach close to the launch date of Apple’s latest iPhone 13 lineup. As per the Foxconn site’s deputy manager, the process of hiring additional workforce is the “biggest bottleneck” as of right now. Although, Wang says that he is confident that the production site, which is also referred to as “iPhone City” can achieve this goal a the current speed of recruitment, which is also being supported by the local government.
Notably, the large facility can house as many as 350,000 assembly line workers and produce up to 500,000 smartphones a day. Furthermore, in the central Henan province, various local governments have also started processing new recruits for the massive iPhone production facility. These local governments have also employed 100 buses to “pick up job applicants from their communities and drop them at the factory gates.”
This recruitment drive is likely to better prepare for the projected demand for the next gen iPhone lineup. The new recruits would enable Foxconn to better adhere to the production schedule for the iPhone 13 series. Apple is reportedly targeting to ship somewhere between 130 to 150 million units of the new iPhones in the second half of this year alone and its current supply chain in Asia would be able to produce 90 to 100 million units to meet the initial orders for the new smartphones.
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