ReportTT: Foxconn hiring for Zhengzhou factory, indicative of iPhone production ramping up

Apple reportedly asks Foxconn to increase capacity; Foxconn hiring more workers at Apple factory.

@tracehagan
Published Mon, Apr 15 2013 12:28 PM CDT   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

Bloomberg is reporting that Foxconn has once again started hiring for their plant in Zhengzhou, the plant where Apple's iPhone is produced. Workers have apparently been recruited for the last month after Apple requested an increase in capacity at the plant. The workers will be constructing both existing models and new ones.

ReportTT: Foxconn hiring for Zhengzhou factory, indicative of iPhone production ramping up | TweakTown.com

The Wall Street Journal said that Foxconn has been hiring about 10,000 people per week since the end of March. Foxconn noted that Zhengzhou currently employs around 250,000-300,000 people, though they wouldn't say how many have been added during this most recent hiring binge.

If Apple has asked for increased capacity, you can imagine that Apple is working on ramping up production for the latest iPhone. Apple needs to get the iPhone released fairly soon to compete with the next-gen HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4.

NEWS SOURCE:bloomberg.com

Trace is a starving college student studying Computer Science. He has a love of the English language and an addiction for new technology and speculation. When he's not writing, studying, or going to class, he can be found on the soccer pitch, both playing and coaching, or on the mountain snowboarding.

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