New Delhi (Jaya Dorbi). Apple supply chain's shift of operation to India, in line with the incentives provided by the govt, has reportedly created around 20,000 job within the country so far.
According to a report in DigiTimes Asia, the amount could are higher were it not for the Covid-19 pandemic.
Manufacturers including Foxconn, Wistron and Pegatron were all committed to making certain numbers of job opportunities once they applied to enter the subsidies programme under India's Production Linked Incentive (PLI).
As per the report, if Foxconn and Wistron successfully meet their hiring plans pledged in their PLI application, they're going to each be adding 23,000 people to their Indian operations by the top of March 2022.
"The headcounts at Wistron's operation in India had been already approaching 10,000 when a riot by workers happened at its plant in December 2020, forcing the corporate to halt and restructure its systems and operations," the report claimed.
Pegatron plans to rent 6,000-7,000 workers in India by the top of March 2022, the report added.
"Pegatron India has not started operations yet because it only decided the situation of its production site in India earlier this year".
The number of Apple's suppliers operating in India increased to nine in 2020, up from six in 2018.
The growth of headcounts hired by Apple suppliers will accelerate in sync with the amount of suppliers shifting their supply chains to India.
In yet one more fillip to the Make in India and domestic manufacturing dream of the Indian government, Apple said in March that its flagship and environment-friendly iPhone 12 smartphone will soon be produced in India for the local customers.
Apple started manufacturing iPhones in India in 2017 with iPhone SE. Today, Apple manufactures a number of its most advanced iPhones in India including XR, iPhone 11, and now iPhone 12.
Apple's suppliers in India are now utilising solar and wind energy for his or her needs.