Apple supplier Foxconn has committed to expanding its workforce and introduced an increase in bonuses to new staff in Zhengzhou, China. This comes as the key supplier to Apple’s iPhones starts to ramp up production on this year’s line of devices.
As reported by South China Morning Post, Foxconn’s latest bonus raise is the third the company has made over the span of a month. In an attempt to recruit new members to the company, Foxconn incentivizes possible recruits to apply by increasing their bonus for a successful orientation period. The report claims that new staff will receive 7,500 yuan ($1,158 USD) if they successfully work for 90 days and are on duty for at least 55 days.
Each new recruit will receive a 7,500 yuan (US$1,158) bonus if they work for 90 days and be on duty for at least 55 days, according to the latest announcement posted by iDPBG on Thursday.
That amount is up from 6,500 yuan offered on April 26 and 6,000 yuan on April 15. It is also more than double the 3,500 yuan bonus offered at the end of March.
“As a matter of company policy and commercial sensitivity, we do not comment on any aspect of our specific operations or any work for any customer,” a Foxconn representative stated when asked to comment.
Although the company has not said it outright, it’s likely that bonuses are being given as the supplier sets its eyes on the production of the iPhone 13, which is expected to ship around September. It’s been widely rumoured that Apple plans to once again introduce four models of the iPhone 13 this year. It’s expected that Apple’s iPhone 13 will come in the same varieties as the iPhone 12. However, improvements may be made to the camera, adding LiDAR as well as the processor. It is also likely that we’ll see minor design changes.