Apple has created around 20,000 job opportunities in India

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Apple's shift of operations to India has created around 20,000 jobs so far, with suppliers pledging to increase employment by March 2022 -- more than tripling that number.

Wistron has employed nearly 10,000 workers in India alone
Wistron has employed nearly 10,000 workers in India alone


Apple's supply chain is vast and has been mostly reliant on China for years. Pressure from regulators, stock holders, and general global politics has pushed Apple to seek alternatives, one being India.

As Apple's presence in India grew, so did its job offerings. According to a report from Digitimes Asia, Apple has added around 20,000 jobs to the country so far.

These jobs have been created by the suppliers that manufacture and assemble products in the country. The number of suppliers that provide for Apple increased from six in 2018 to nine in 2020.

India has offered some incentive for more companies to move production via a subsidies program called Production Linked Incentive. Foxconn and Winston have both applied for the incentive and pledge that each company expects to grow by 23,000 people each by March 2022.

The report suggests Apple's employment rate in India would be even higher if COVID-19 wasn't a factor. India has seen a new wave of infections throughout the country, causing delays and labor shortages.

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  • Reply 1 of 3
    GeorgeBMacGeorgeBMac Posts: 9,416member
    The only reason to brave the disease, corruption and broken infrastructure of India is to satisfy the protectionist Indian laws blocking trade.

    Apple should otherwise stick to modern nations who support its global mission.
  • Reply 2 of 3
    The only reason to brave the disease, corruption and broken infrastructure of India is to satisfy the protectionist Indian laws blocking trade.

    Apple should otherwise stick to modern nations who support its global mission.
    If you think India is an important market for Apple, you are mistaken. The revenue from India is very miniscule for Apple. India is NOT an important market for Apple YET, to appease to Indian government. Apple's decisions could be driven more by diversification of their supply chain which is predominantly dependent on China. And Apple's decisions are driven towards reducing that risk.
  • Reply 3 of 3
    GeorgeBMacGeorgeBMac Posts: 9,416member
    The only reason to brave the disease, corruption and broken infrastructure of India is to satisfy the protectionist Indian laws blocking trade.

    Apple should otherwise stick to modern nations who support its global mission.
    If you think India is an important market for Apple, you are mistaken. The revenue from India is very miniscule for Apple. India is NOT an important market for Apple YET, to appease to Indian government. Apple's decisions could be driven more by diversification of their supply chain which is predominantly dependent on China. And Apple's decisions are driven towards reducing that risk.

    What risk?  Apple has long said that they source out of China because they do it better, faster and more reliably than anybody else.
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