Apple supplier Foxconn raises bonus for new assembly line workers as iPhone production heats up

Foxconn Technology Group’s plant in the central Chinese city of Zhengzhou, site of the world’s largest manufacturing complex for iPhones, recently raised bonus pay for new recruits, signalling strong production activity amid robust sales for  Apple’s 5G smartphone and preparations for its next version.

The world’s largest contract electronics manufacturer, formally known as Hon Hai Precision Industry, has increased bonuses given to new assembly line workers in Zhengzhou for a third time in a month, according to job posts published by the firm’s integrated Digital Product Business Group (iDPBG), the division responsible for iPhone production.

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

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