The Tata Group’s electronic factory at Hosur, which manufactures iPhone components, is gearing to hire more workers. The plant had already recruited 5000 women in September, and has a total strength of about 10,000 presently. It expects to hire more women, as many as 45,000, over the next two years.
Apple is looking to shift its manufacturing outside China and focus on expanding its supply chain in India.
The Hosur plant expects to bag more orders from Apple, and will therefore need more hands in the near future.
The factory manufactures the cases for iPhone and will soon be setting up a new production line as reported by Bloomberg.
The women working in the Hosur factory reportedly earn more than Rs 16,000, way above the industry average. They also enjoy food and accommodation within the premises. The Tata Group trains and educates them before putting them on the job.
Meanwhile, in China a seven-day lockdown has been imposed in the area around Foxconn Technology Group’s primary iPhone manufacturing plant in Zhengzhou. This is expected to adversely affect iPhone shipments from this factory to various parts of the world. With the holiday season fast approaching, this kind of lockdown will also restrict the mobility of workers at a time when additional resources are required to increase production. The Taiwanese company is already in the midst of a resource crunch with a recent COVID infection that resulted in about two lakh of its workers into quarantine and scared away many others.
Not surprisingly, Apple is trying to move the manufacturing outside China.
Tata Group is reportedly also discussing with Wistron, the possibility of assembling iPhones in India. Wistron is another manufacturing giant from Taiwan that assembles iPhones for Apple.
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