November 17, 2021

Ahead of Apple’s iPhone 13 launch, supplier Foxconn woos workers with record-high cash bonuses

The world’s largest iPhone factory, located in the central Chinese city of Zhengzhou, is offering record-high cash rewards for workers, especially experienced hands, to sign on as Foxconn Technology Group ramps up its production capacity in a fresh sign of China’s central role in Apple’s global supply chain.

As part of its “biggest raise in the past five years”, Foxconn said the unit that produces mechanical parts for the iPhone – called innovative Product Enclosure Business Group (iPEBG) – is offering up to 8,000 yuan (RM5,140) as signing bonus to former workers willing to return to the Zhengzhou production line for the peak season, a jump from 5,500 yuan (RM3,533) a month ago and 5,000 yuan (RM3,211) in 2020, according to recruitment posts published on Monday by the Taiwan-based…

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