Foxconn, an Apple supplier, is reportedly preparing to increase its employee count in India. The supplier is taking this action to assist in increasing production, which will ultimately allow it to satisfy the enormous market demand for iPhones.
The top supplier to the Cupertino-based firm intends to quadruple its employees there. According to two government sources familiar with the situation, Foxconn will reportedly increase the number of employees at its iPhone plant in India by a significant margin over the course of the next two years. It’s interesting that this information comes after the iPhone manufacturer experienced production delays owing to local lockdowns in China.
For those who are unaware, the Chinese government imposed a local lockdown owing to the coronavirus outbreak, which led to the closure of Foxconn’s largest iPhone plant in Zhengzhou, China. Operations were abruptly stopped as a result, and Apple’s forecasts for shipments of its most recent iPhone 14 series devices in the fourth and final quarter of this year were also lowered.
As a result, Foxconn reportedly intends to increase the number of employees at its South Indian plant to 70,000. In other words, during the course of the next two years, it would need to hire more than 53,000 more employees.
Foxconn’s Zhengzhou plant, which employs a staggering 200,000 people, is still its largest iPhone plant, despite the fact that the increased hiring would result in a major increase in production at the Tamil Nadu plant in India. Thus, we may anticipate that Foxconn is making this move to lessen the impact of temporarily closing its main plant. By expanding its employees in India, it would also be better able to deal with any potential future lockdowns in the region.