Foxconn hires 100,000 workers for Apple iPhone 6 assembly?

Foxconn hires 100,000 workers for Apple iPhone 6 assembly?
A report out of Taiwan on Monday, says that contract manufacturer Foxconn has just set a company record by hiring 100,000 new employees at one time. What device has the kind of clout that could require a hiring of this size? Why, the Apple iPhone 6 of course. And it is not only Foxconn adding head count, thanks to the latest iteration of Apple's smartphone. Pegatron, the contract assembler that will be putting together 30% of iPhone 6 handsets, has just jacked its work force by 30% according to the same report.

Right now, work should be starting on the assembly line for the 4.7 inch Apple iPhone 6. Later, the 5.5 inch Apple iPhone phablet should be rolling off the line. Interestingly, Foxconn hired 90,000 new workers last year to help them manufacture the Apple iPhone 5s.

Besides the Apple iPhone 6 and the phablet variant of the phone, the tech titan will most likely continue to produce a 4 inch model, which will be the entry-level handset in Apple's 2014-2015 line-up. 

source: UDN (translated) via SlashGear

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20 Comments

1. Topcat488

Posts: 1415; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

I hope they hired some Americans since its the Americans that makes Apple #1, in their country. O.o

2. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Americans will not work for low payment as Chinese workers do.

6. Vexify

Posts: 570; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

Heck, even McDonalds workers across America are requesting $15.00 an hour.

13. Miracles

Posts: 560; Member since: Aug 31, 2013

They should move to Seattle for 15 dollar minimum wage

14. Vexify

Posts: 570; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

Tell me about it

18. oboboy14

Posts: 51; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

That's an awful idea, and will negatively impact the very people it was set out to help. When governments interfere with the free market, only bad things will happen.

20. 1ceTr0n

Posts: 549; Member since: May 20, 2012

Please don't, we have enough job issues and homeless as is

3. sgodsell

Posts: 7183; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

That's not going to happen since Foxconn's facilities are in mainland China. What kills me is they are still going to make 4" iPhone's still. Just too small.

11. thunderkat

Posts: 23; Member since: Jun 23, 2014

Americans make more money with unemployment benefits

4. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

I suppose these workers are China's equivalent of seasonal migrant farm laborers.

5. Totse2k15

Posts: 478; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

Inb4 get/need more "nets" joke.

7. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

How many staff to look after the staff?

8. techloverNYC

Posts: 601; Member since: Nov 20, 2012

Right here in America its hard to imagine any company that will hire 100,000 workers at once. The manpowers in China is unbelievable,

15. flipjzn

Posts: 257; Member since: Jun 22, 2012

Not surprising, as of 2012, China has 1.351 billion people vs USA's 313 million population therefore labor there is cheap.

16. techloverNYC

Posts: 601; Member since: Nov 20, 2012

Good point. Just imagine India in a few years...

19. flipjzn

Posts: 257; Member since: Jun 22, 2012

Bad thing though, this cheap labor takes away other people's livelihood. Lots of companies moved the production/manufacturing to China.

9. tatail

Posts: 261; Member since: Jan 08, 2010

That number is huge, wish American companies could do something like that. So Foxconn being Taiwanis company is hiring Chinese to do the work? Something I really want know is if these employees are permanent or temporary until they have produced enough phones to beat demand?

10. thunderkat

Posts: 23; Member since: Jun 23, 2014

Half of them are hospitality agents for tim cooks visits .That way he justifies $650.00 for a phone with a gig of ram and a dual core processor.

12. wilsong17 unregistered

15 years old getting explode

17. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

I feel sorry for those people that have to work at foxconn

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