April 15, 2013
Foxconn’s hiring freeze is over. Apple’s largest manufacturer is once again adding employees in preparation for the so-called “iPhone 5S,” according to Bloomberg. The new hiring is being done at Foxconn’s plant in Zhengzhou, China. It ends a hiring freeze that began in February. The new workers will assemble the new device as well as existing models “at Apple’s request to boost capacity,” according to a person close to the situation. A Foxconn spokesman says that between 200,000 and 300,000 people work at the plant. The seventh-generation iPhone is expected to launch in June at Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference. See also: Apple Helps Foxconn Achieve Record Profits In 2012, and Analyst Predicts Multiple Sizes For Next Generation Of iPhone.