Apple is reportedly planning to open its first Brazilian retail store in Rio de Janeiro in early December, according to a report [Google Translate] from Brazilian technology magazine Info Exame (via @ifostore). Apple was reportedly hoping to open the store in July, but difficulties recruiting employees for the store have led the company to delay the opening by several months.
The store should have been inaugurated in July, but due to difficulties in recruitment, the company decided to postpone the launch. According to the calculation of INFO, the official opening is scheduled for December 7, a Saturday, with a small commemorative event.
Apple still struggles to fill vacancies Store. An employee Genius will earn about 5000 reais, while management positions receive salaries close to 10,000 reais.
The report claims that Apple still has 13 major open positions listed for the store in the Village Mall, with the company seeking to recruit candidates from other countries to fill management positions.
Apple began hiring for its first Brazilian retail stores last November, and the company has been working with assembly partner Foxconn to move some iPhone and iPad production to the country to avoid hefty import taxes and allow Apple to expand its market share.