Taiwan-based Apple supplier Wistron is supposedly hiring 10,000 additional workers to assist in building iPhones in its India factory.
Wistron is reported to begin commercial production of Apple’s iPhones in its Narasapura, India plant in the coming days. To prepare for this initiative, the supplier will be hiring 10,000 staff members. According to The New Indian Express, Wistron will be following Karnataka Industrial Policy which states that 70 percent of available positions should be given to locals. This means, at the very least, 7000 people from Karnataka will be given work from the company. Sources have also said that at least 2000 workers have already been hired.
The company has already begun its trial production phase. Wistron is hopeful that by September, the facility will move into commercial operations. Likewise, hiring will be conducted through phases. Walk-in interviews will be given at the Kolar facility for ITI and diploma graduates. Additional recruitments for “freshers and experienced people” are expected to follow soon.
The Indian Wistron factory is said to be focused on the assembly of PCB, the housing for storage, processing, and memory. Apple has been making efforts to transition its iPhone manufacturing to various facilities located in India for quite some time.
Key Apple suppliers such as Pegatron, Foxconn, and even Samsung are all committed to having production set up in India. Foxconn has already established a plant in the country, where previous iterations of the iPhone have been built. Foxconn has also invested $1 billion in India as well.