With seasonal demand, unusually high competition for staff, Foxconn, the “iPhone 13” assembler, is stepping up its recruitment drive.
Faced with a shrinking workforce and an interest in manufacturing, Apple suppliers are competing for hiring staff. Now, as the next launch of the iPhone approaches, Foxconn reportedly needs 200,000 more workers and has introduced new fast-track recruitment.
Wang Zhou said the company was assisting the local government in its recruitment effort, and that it would get 200,000 additional workers “at the current pace of recruitment”.
According to local television reports, local government assistance allegedly involved hiring 100 buses to “pick up job applicants from their communities and drop them off at the factory gates”.
Foxconn is also reportedly testing the corona virus on site to speed up processing.