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Apple partner, Foxconn, increases bonus pay to new workers ahead of iPhone 13 production

Apple partner, Foxconn, the world’s largest contract electronics manufacturer has increased bonus pay to new workers at its plant in Zhengzhou for a third time in a month, “signaling strong production activity amid robust sales for Apple’s 5G smartphone and preparations for its next version,” according to the South China Morning Post.

Each new recruit will receive a 7,500 yuan (approximately 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.

The South China Post says the increased bonus pay for new recruits in Foxconn’s vast Zhengzhou facility, which has as many as 250,000 workers, is seen as an indicator of how the company is ramping up production for iPhones ahead of the usual launch of Apple’s flagship device in the second half of the year. The iPhone 13 line-up is expected to arrive in the September/October time frame.

Article provided with permission from AppleWorld.Today
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