Main Apple assembly partner Foxconn, which handles the lion’s share of iPhone production, is ensuring it can expand its workforce ahead of iPhone 13 assembly kicking off by offering increased bonus pay to new recruits in Zhengzhou, China.
The South China Morning Post, says the newest raise in bonus is the third time this month where the supplier has attempted to attract recruits. Foxconn, in a company-wide announcement on Thursday, announced that new recruits would receive a $1,158 bonus if they work for 90 days and are on duty for at least 55 days.
Each new recruit will receive a 7,500 yuan (US$1,158) bonus if they work for 90 days and be on duty for at least 55 days, according to the latest announcement posted by iDPBG on Thursday.
That amount is up from 6,500 yuan offered on April 26 and 6,000 yuan on April 15. It is also more than double the 3,500 yuan bonus offered at the end of March.
While the move indicates that Foxconn is getting ready for assembling Apple’s upcoming iPhone 13 later this year, the company wouldn’t comment on the new bonuses, saying that “as a matter of company policy and commercial sensitivity,” it does not comment on operations or client work.