Apple’s move of operations to India has created around 20,000 jobs so far, with vendors pledging to increase the number of jobs by March 2022 – more than tripling that number.
Apple’s supply chain is extensive and has relied primarily on China for years. Pressure from regulators, shareholders and global politics in general has prompted Apple to seek alternatives, one being India.
As Apple’s presence in India grew, so did its job vacancies. According to a report by Digitime Asia, Apple has so far created around 20,000 jobs nationwide.
These jobs were created by the suppliers who manufacture and assemble the products in the country. The number of vendors supplying Apple has grown from six in 2018 to nine in 2020.
India has offered incentives to more companies to shift production through a subsidy program called Production Linked Incentive. Foxconn and Winston both asked for the incentive and pledged that each company expects growth of 23,000 people each by March 2022.
The report suggests that Apple’s employment rate in India would be even higher if COVID-19 were not a factor. India has seen a new wave of infections across the country, causing delays and labor shortages.
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