Date: Jul 30 2020
By: Mahesh Kulkarni, DHNS, Bengaluru
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, highly-placed sources in the state government confirmed to DH.
The company, which is investing close to Rs 3,000 crore in phases on the new plant spread over 43 acres, has kicked off a social media campaign to recruit ITI and Diploma holders in electricals and electronics disciplines to handle soft electronics components. It plans to hire around 2,000 women workers immediately. “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.
However, Wistron official declined to comment on the development.
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. [FULL STORY]