Foxconn steps up hiring ahead of new Apple iPhone launchPublished On: Tue, Apr 16th, 2013 | Hi-Tech Innovation | By BioNews
Foxconn, tech giant Apple’ main manufacturing plant in China, has started ramping up hiring to build the next-generation iPhone.
According to a report by Bloomberg, sources revealed Apple has requested Foxconn bring on more workers to handle demand for producing the new iPhone model in addition to existing models.
The Wall Street Journal also cites an anonymous Foxconn exec, as saying that the manufacturer “will start mass-producing the the new iPhone soon.’
According to Mashable, Foxconn had put a freeze on hiring in February, a move that some initially attributed to slower demand for Apple”s new products.
But Foxconn later said was due to more employees returning to work after the holidays than usual.
Foxconn, is a Taiwanese multinational electronics contract manufacturing company headquartered in Tucheng, New Taipei, Taiwan. It is the world’s largest electronics contract manufacturer measured by revenues. Notable products that the company manufactures include the iPad, iPhone, iPod, Kindle, PlayStation and Wii U.