Foxconn (the largest collector of iPhone) offered new employees a bonus of $ 1000 to restore the factory in China
27.02.2020 0 Comments
Taiwan-based Foxconn, the largest consumer electronics contract manufacturer and de facto manufacturer of the lion's share of Apple devices, offers a bonus of up to 7,000 yuan ($ 996) in excess of the regular salary for every new employee in a factory in Zhengzhou (Henan, China) to recover faster after recent closure due to an outbreak of coronavirus. About this the Chinese edition of China Star Market told a source in the human resources department of Foxconn, writes Technode.
As you know, earlier the Chinese government decided to close local manufacturing facilities for one and a half to two weeks as part of the fight against the spread of the new coronavirus infection SARS-CoV-2 (2019-nCoV), leading to pneumonia COVID-19. So far, it has not been possible to completely stop the spread, but every day less and less new cases of the disease are recorded and Chinese industry is gradually recovering from a forced stop. Zhengzhou is located about 500 km from Wuhan, the epicenter of the spread of coronavirus.
According to the source, the additional cash bonus is paid in two installments: for the first 35 days they pay 3 thousand yuan, and the remaining 4 thousand yuan – after 60 days of work in the factory.
According to the source, now Foxconn employs 20-30 thousand people. At the same time, according to Chinese media, in the best of times, there were 450 thousand people in the state.
Foxconn said that they did not comment on the work of individual enterprises, but at the same time they confirmed that they were hiring workers to increase the rate of output.
According to Technode, now the local authorities, for their part, are doing everything possible to help factories restore their previous production rates as quickly as possible. To help workers return to production locations, officials organize train, bus, and airplane flights.
Recall that at the end of January 2020, the largest contract manufacturers Foxconn and Pegatron reported possible disruptions in the supply of iPhone due to quarantine. And just last week, Apple warned of disruptions in the supply of iPhone due to the suspension of factories of production partners.