Foxconn Hiring More Workers to Help with Strong Demand for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

Foxconn has begun another large-scale hiring effort for its factories in Shenzhen and Zhengzhou in order to help out with iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus production, reports Digitimes.

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Because working on assembly lines is no longer as attractive as before for workers in China, Foxconn is having issues recruiting sufficient numbers of workers. The company has been hosting hiring events recently to maintain its manpower, the sources added.
The report notes that Apple's goal to launch its new handsets in 115 countries by the end of 2014 also pushed Foxconn to start another round of large-scale hiring. The company was previously said to be bringing on 100,000 new employees in June ahead of the iPhone 6 launch.

The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus went on sale in the first wave of countries on September 19 and saw expanded availability to more countries last Friday, September 26. Overall demand for the new devices has been greater than supply to this point, as Apple's Online Store still shows a 7-10 day shipping estimate for new iPhone 6 orders and a 3-4 week delay for new iPhone 6 Plus orders in the U.S.


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22 months ago
I would like to propose an instant BAN of users who make jokes about bending iPhones and iPads.... Who's with me! :D
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22 months ago

I would like to propose an instant BAN of users who make jokes about bending iPhones and iPads.... Who's with me! :D


You just can't temporarily bend the rules of this forum for your own sake.
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22 months ago
but...

we're being told there's a massive design flaw with these phones.

surely no one in their right mind is buying them :rolleyes:
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22 months ago

What issues (regarding the "massive design flaws") are you implying?

So far, I've heard only one of them: "the bendability" of the iP6+"

Do you have more to add???:confused:


The guy was being sarcastic. Good grief!
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22 months ago

You just can't temporarily bend the rules of this forum for your own sake.



No drinking is allowed in this forum; not even rice wine.
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22 months ago

those "jobs" are basically slavery by western standards... but hey :apple:
likes money...
apple is the only "computer" company beside all oil/gas companies
http://www.bloomberg.com/visual-data/best-and-worst//most-profitable-employees-companies
personally I used to like apple, but they´ve turned into something greedy, disgusting and I´m not gonna sponsor it no more


So why exactly are you here. You sound like a deranged stalker who doesn't know how to let go.
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22 months ago

I wish we can bring all those jobs to America #

Seems like they have huge hiring sprees every year. Maybe one day. One day...


If only Americans were willing to work for 2 dollars a day. Unemployment rates would drop to zero in America
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22 months ago
I wish we can bring all those jobs to America #

Seems like they have huge hiring sprees every year. Maybe one day. One day...
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22 months ago

Also don't ever explain to the watermelons in the Global warming crowd that without co2 we die and the co2 that is put in there air every single day since the planet began does not just stay there plants use it to live !


This thread seems to be derailed already, but nonsense like this needs to be put straight.

Humans don't need CO2. Not at all. Humans need oxygen in the form of O2, not CO2 (humans don't like oxygen in the form of O3 either, which is the poisonous Ozone). Plants extract CO2 and turn it into plant material (eventually wood). If you look at plants and animals/humans creating and absorbing CO2, it's just a cycle.

The problem that we are facing is that CO2 has been removed from the atmosphere and deposited as coal, oil, gas, and in massive forests. Which has reduced the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere. Since climate is _very_ sensitive to the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere, this reduction of CO2 has created the climate that we know and love. But as forests are destroyed, and fossile fuels are burnt, the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere goes up just slightly, and that slight increase causes a massive change in the climate.

Now what should be punished is calling people "watermelons" when you don't know what you are talking about yourself.

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No one in the US will want that job. To US people, it's a job with unbelievably low salary and is unbelievably exhaustive.


It's a job that people take and save half their salary every month. How many people in the US can do that? The people getting these low salaries are living in China, where the cost of living is a lot, lot lower. Everyone makes a lot less money, therefore everyone pays out a lot less money. I hear people complaining that maths textbooks in the USA cost $150. That Chinese worker saving half his salary to go to university isn't going to pay $150 for a textbook but $5.

And really, what do you mean by "unbelievable exhaustive"? If you said "boring" I might agree, but I've done harder work than that without any problems.
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22 months ago
100,000 jobs in China instead of in the USA!

It hurts to see that Foxconn actually brought on 100,000 ADDITIONAL workers in June to handle the iPhone demand.

I know that the costs of manufacturing in China is sooooooooo much less than manufacturing in the US, but wouldn't you pay another $100 if Apple would manufacture in the US?
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