Foxconn on hiring binge for iPhone

AFP-JIJI

Taiwanese technology giant Foxconn has been increasing its assembly-line workforce in central China in preparation for the manufacture of a new iPhone, the company and media said Tuesday.

Foxconn has been hiring workers for its Zhengzhou plant and will continue to do so to “meet operational demands,” spokesman Simon Hsing said, without elaborating.

The Taiwan firm said Monday it has been adding about 10,000 assembly-line workers a week in Zhengzhou, its major production facility for iPhones, since the last week of March.

The Wall Street Journal said the new hiring in Zhengzhou, Foxconn’s major production facility for iPhones, indicated that Apple is gearing up for production of a new device.