Foxconn pauses hiring spree over lack of quarantine space

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Chinese Apple supplier Foxconn needs 100,000 new workers to get back to full capacity, but the four-day quarantine requirement has forced hiring to pause for now.

Foxconn pauses hiring for three days
Foxconn pauses hiring for three days


After a Covid-19 outbreak at Foxconn led to an exodus of employees, the company has begun hiring en-mass to get production back to normal. Lockdowns and other measures have created issues for the company, which in turn has affected shipping times for the iPhone 14.

According to a report from South China Morning Post, Foxconn has over 100,000 applicants for the open positions, however, required quarantine measurements have lead to a three-day pause in hiring. Every new employee must quarantine for four days before entering the workforce, and space for quarantined individuals has run out.

The short delay likely isn't great news for the company or Apple. Every day Foxconn isn't operating at full capacity furthers the iPhone supply issue.

Hiring is expected to resume on Saturday.

Measures have been taken to increase production until 100,000 new employees can be hired. Chinese authorities have even asked ex-military retirees to join the factory.

It isn't clear how much these issues at Foxconn will affect Apple or how long it will take to meet iPhone demand. However, Apple has already warned that it is already too late to get an iPhone 14 Pro for Christmas when ordering online.

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Comments

  • Reply 1 of 4
    Somebody needs to say it (and somebody probdbly needs to hear it). So. Freaking. Dumb.
  • Reply 2 of 4
    OferOfer Posts: 232unconfirmed, member
    JP234 said:
    While it's inconvenient and expensive for Americans, we should express gratitude for China's zero-COVID policy. Has everyone forgotten where it came from in the first place? And where the majority of influenza and coronaviruses originate? And how they spread to humans from animal vectors such as swine, fowl and bats? China's policy is protecting us not only from existing COVID strains, but new and possibly deadlier variants, new and deadlier swine flu strains like the H1N1 pandemic that emerged in 2009 (and shut down my workplace for 2 days), and bird flu strains like the H5N1 that emerged in 2005, resulting in the forced extermination of 50 million domestic poultry worldwide, including here?

    Thank you China, for doing what needs to be done, even if we refuse to do so.
    This needed to be done worldwide when COVID first surfaced and was still containable. At this point it’s a fool’s errand, since COVID has become so widespread worldwide that it doesn’t make a difference anymore. The virus is already present through human populations all over the world and will probably be endemic going forward, with milder forms continuing to spread and mutate and come back every year like its relatives the cold and the flu
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 3 of 4
    JP234 said:
    While it's inconvenient and expensive for Americans, we should express gratitude for China's zero-COVID policy. Has everyone forgotten where it came from in the first place? And where the majority of influenza and coronaviruses originate? And how they spread to humans from animal vectors such as swine, fowl and bats? China's policy is protecting us not only from existing COVID strains, but new and possibly deadlier variants, new and deadlier swine flu strains like the H1N1 pandemic that emerged in 2009 (and shut down my workplace for 2 days), and bird flu strains like the H5N1 that emerged in 2005, resulting in the forced extermination of 50 million domestic poultry worldwide, including here?

    Thank you China, for doing what needs to be done, even if we refuse to do so.
    Agreed…..we may think that its a hard core policy but preventions is the key. China is probably the only Nation who can do such a strict  policy to prevent further mutations and spreads, here in the West we seems to complain a lot specially in our Government, but we welcome who ever crosses the Southern border, no politics intended but thats the reality. 
    watto_cobraJP234
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