Apple hiring. Apple’s contract maker Wistron plans to add about 10,000 people to its workforce, according to The New Indian Express. According to the report, the company is expanding the number of its employees to start production operations at its Narasapura plant in Karnataka.
The Karnataka Industrial Areas Development Board has allotted 43 acres to the company for this plant. The manufacturing plant in question is located at a distance of 70 km from Bangalore.
Out of 10,000 jobs, 70 per cent are reserved for locals as per Karnataka’s industrial policy. At the time of writing, the company is said to have recruited nearly 2,000 people.
“We have been informed that the company will be hired as a phase. Currently, walk-in interviews are being conducted for ITI and diploma graduates at the company’s base in Kolar,” a senior official of the industry and commerce department told The New Indian Express.
“More recruitment, including new and experienced ones, is expected soon. The company has already started test production and we hope they will start business operations by September,” the official added.
Wistron will make the iPhone SE (2020) in India, according to a separate report on July this year. With these, Apple is probably focusing more on making its iPhones in the country.
Apple is one of the brands that suppliers have applied for the PLI scheme from the Government of India. The company’s contract manufacturer Foxconn has already started manufacturing the iPhone 11 in India. All this is happening at a time when Cupertino wants to shift almost 20 percent of its production from China to India.