Taiwan based Wistron to start iPhone production at Karnataka to hire 5,000 workers with Rs.3000 crores investment

Taiwan based Wistron to start iPhone production at Karnataka to hire 5,000 workers with Rs.3000 crores investment

Taiwan-based electronics giant Wistron Corp, one of Apple’s key manufacturers, is all set to start manufacture of a select iPhone models at their brand-new facility at Narasapura in Kolar district, on the outskirts of Bengaluru.

The company, which is putting near Rs 3,000 crore in stages on the new plant spread more than 43 acres of land, has commenced social media campaign to select ITI and Diploma holders in electricals and electronics to deal with delicate gadgets. “The company has already begun the trial production of iPhone models and the full-fledged production will commence sometime in August. They have started recruiting for the manufacturing operations,” a senior state government official said.

Confirming the recruitment drive, which will commence on Friday, staffing company TeamLease Services Ltd said they are recruiting around 5,000 Diploma and ITI certificate holders, of which 70% will be women workers for Wistron.

“We are looking for Diploma or ITI certificate holders in electronics, and electricals. We are looking for both freshers and with one-year experience,” Sudeep Kumar Sen, Business Head, TeamLease Services Limited said.

He said each employee will be given a salary of Rs 16,000 per month and statutory benefits like ESI, PF and gratuity. The selected candidates will be given training for two weeks on handling of soft electronics components before deploying for manufacturing operations. “These workers will be on our rolls. Their salary and other perks will be paid by us and they will be deployed at Wistron’s manufacturing plant,” Sen said.

The employees will also be provided with PPE kits, face masks, lunch and tea besides dormitory services, he said.

Team is running a social media campaign for recruitment. Majority of the new jobs are reserved for locals and preference is being given to Kannada speaking candidates, he added.

Wistron is already operating an iPhone assembly plant at Peenya in Bengaluru and is producing iPhone SE since 2017. The company currently employs 3,500 people across various roles in India.

The company will manufacture selected models of iPhone depending on the orders placed by Apple. The production will be increased based on demand from Apple. Apple also intends to export iPhones produced at this factory to various markets around the world besides selling them in the indian market, sources said.

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