Apple manufacturer Foxconn has has raised the bonus that each new worker gets at its Zhengzhou plant to US$1,345 when they stay on the job for more than four months upon enrollment, according to the South China Morning Post. The company needs lots of workers as it prepares for the roll-out of the iPhone 14.
The article adds that Apple’s prime iPhone supplier has also accelerated signing up returning employees, offering them a US$1,420 bonus after four months on the job. The large-scale hiring campaign comes after Foxconn’s move to suspend recruitment of assembly line workers in May, when the Zhengzhou local government imposed a seven-day lockdown in the city as part of COVID-19 control measures.
The iPhone 14 will most likely be unveiled in September and go on sale that month or in October.