Apple assembly partners Foxconn and Pegatron are increasing bonuses to recruit workers for upcoming iPhone 13 assembly needs. Economic Daily reports that both companies are offering recruitment bonuses of well over a month’s average salary. Additional bonuses are available to employees who recruit friends who then accept jobs with the companies.
Preparing for the Apple iPhone 13 (tentative name), after the Hon Hai Group’s start of recruitment, Pegatron’s iPhone production hub Shanghai Pegatron Factory recently raised the recruitment bonus, and the “rebate” was increased from RMB 5,500 ($850) up to 8,500 yuan ($1,312) to meet the manpower demand in the upcoming peak season
In addition to relying on manpower intermediary companies to expand recruitment, Pegatron has also expanded its own direct recruitment, focusing on employee recommendation and direct recruitment. The direct recruitment bonus is RMB 2,500 ($386), and the employee referral bonus is RMB 1,800 ($278)
The latest general worker recruitment announcement of Foxconn Zhengzhou Plant under the Hon Hai Group shows that the internal recommendation bonus comes to RMB 6,000 ($926), and the resignation bonus is 5,400 RMB ($833), which is significantly higher than the bonus in May.
iPhone production line workers can earn as much as RMB 5,000 to 6,000 ($772 to $926) when working six days a week.