Foxconn gets new orders from Huawei, expects to add 50,000 new workers
Taiwanese electronics contract manufacturer, Foxconn, has reportedly received orders from Huawei Technologies, according Taiwan’s Central News Agency (in Chinese). The company expects to add 50,000 workers to production lines at its plant in Zhengzhou, in central China’s Henan province. The expansion is aimed at serving incoming demand, according to the sources cited in the article.
The Zhengzhou factory, which just underwent a massive layoff, began interviewing workers immediately after the Chinese New Year holiday, the report says. Last month, the Nikkei Asian Review reported that Foxconn was forced to lay off 50,000 workers due to weakness in iPhone sales.
The Zhengzhou plant accounts for nearly half of iPhone’s production, and employs as many as 350,000 people during peak season.
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