The Tata Group is reportedly looking to hire 45,000 employees for its electronic factory in Hosur that makes iPhone components. It assumes significance as the Tata Group is eyeing more orders from Apple Inc.
The Hosur plant will see this hiring within 18-24 months as it sets up a new production line, as per a report in Bloomberg. The factory already employs 10,000 workers, most of whom are women.
The plant is spread over more than 500 acres. In September it hired around 5,000 women, the report added.
Tata and Apple are yet to announce their hiring plans at Hosur.
Women workers at the Hosur plant get gross salaries of over Rs 16,000, which is more than the industry average, as per the report. They also receive food and lodging within the campus. Furthermore, Tata plans to provide training and education to the workers too. The Tata Group is also in talks with Wistron to establish an electronics manufacturing joint venture to assemble iPhones in India.