News: Apple’s contract manufacturer Wistron to increase staff to 20k in two years

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Apple’s contract manufacturer Wistron to increase staff to 20k in two years

By the end of this year, Wistron Infocomm, a contract manufacturer of Apple in India, plans to hire about 8,000 people in the country.
Apple’s contract manufacturer Wistron to increase staff to 20k in two years

The Taiwan-headquartered company has reached out to industry associations -- India Cellular and Electronics Association, Electronic Industries Association of India (ELCINA), Manufacturers' Association of Information Technology (MAIT) and other bodies for sourcing engineering and industry professionals as it looks to expand its manufacturing facilities.

As per the report, “Wistron is looking for hiring across all kinds of electronic manufacturing talents, be it production specialist, shift manager, HR Manager, industry relations, engineering specialist, everything required to scale up operations.” The company would be looking to hire through social media platforms as it wants to make the entire process of hiring smooth and ensure a good candidate experience. 

With the lockdown and social distancing being practiced across the country the hiring process has gone completely digital even for companies that followed traditional modes of hiring earlier. Wistron opting to hire through social media doesn’t come as a surprise. In fact, with time more companies might start exploring these modes of recruitment. 

The company manufactures iPhone 7 for Apple, IT products for Lenovo, Microsoft, among others. Wistron had last year received approval to invest around Rs 2,000 crore initially from the Karnataka government to raise mobile phone and Internet of things (IoT) devices production capacity to 75 lakh annually. 

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, subsequent lockdown, and layoffs, an aggressive hiring plan comes as good news for the job market. The demand for digital and telecom products have increased as most companies and a majority of the workforce now works from home. In fact, schools and universities are also conducting classes virtually to ensure that learning continues. With a few companies like TCS, and Twitter taking the decision to continue working from home even if the lockdown lifts this demand is expected to continue. To match the rising demand Wistron would have to ensure sufficient supply and it would need to enhance its capabilities for that. Does this mean that more such job opportunities are coming up in other companies like Wistron? Only time will tell. 

Image Credits: Biltrax Media

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