Feb 02, 2012 4:20 AM GMT
Thousands of people lined up on Monday outside of a labor office in Zhengzhou, the largest city of Henan province in north-central China, for their chance to work at Foxconn, the Chinese Apple Web site Mic Gadget reported. Foxconn, which assembles the iPhone and iPad for Apple and does similar work for dozens of top tech companies, is looking to hire an additional 100,000 employees as it looks to increase its iPhone production.
The lines stretched 200 meters long as people waited for hours in the cold, applications in hand. Those who turned up likely saw job advertisements posted by the government noting that the salary at Foxconn?s factory starts at 1650 Yuan ($261) and could increase to anywhere from 2400 to 3200 Yuan (or $379 to $506) after an appraisal. (The report didn't note whether the salary figures were per week or for the month.) The company also provides food and dormitory housing.