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Foxconn rushes to hire 200,000 more workers before iPhone 13 launches

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Foxconn ramps up recruitment of new assembly line workers at its vast manufacturing complex in central Chinese city ​​of Zhengzhou.

The South China Morning Post quoted a recent report from local television as saying that the world ‘s largest iPhone factory is rapidly hiring an additional 200,000 workers before the end of September 2021, as Apple is expected to launch the iPhone 13 in the coming months.

According to deputy general manager of Foxconn’s China facility, Wang Xue, adding staff is

currently the “biggest bottleneck” at the vast manufacturing complex.

However, Mr. Wang believes it is possible to achieve the staffing target “at the current rate

of recruitment”, with the support of the local government.

Reportedly, Foxconn’s production facility in Zhengzhou can accommodate 350,000 workers

in the assembly line and produce up to 500,000 smartphones per day.

The hiring push is a sign that Apple’s main supplier is under great pressure to cope with the

iPhone 13 production schedule.

According to Dan Ives, CEO of investment firm Wedbush Securities, Apple placed target to

ship between 130 million and 150 million new iPhones in the second half of this year.

Apple’s supply chain in Asia will allow production of 90 to 100 million units to meet initial orders for the iPhone 13.

With the goal of quickly attracting staff, Foxconn has increased the cash incentive for new workers to the highest level since the company’s production complex began operating in 2010.

Specifically, Digital Product Business Group, the division responsible for assembling iPhones of Foxconn, offers a contracting bonus of up to 12,700 yuan (about $1,960) per worker in the new production line.

This is according to the latest announcement published on the website and the company’s official social media accounts.

The new cash bonus applies from August 15. According to the assessment of the South China Morning Post, the new bonus is 2,500 yuan higher than the old level offered three weeks ago.

In addition, each newly hired employee will receive a stipend of 2,000 yuan for transportation

and a contract bonus of 8,500 to 9,500 yuan after working on the production line for 90 days. New worker referrals will also be rewarded with 1,200 yuan.

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Ronaldo Asks Man Utd board to Replace Solskjaer with Zidane

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Ronaldo Asks Man Utd board to Replace Solskjaer with Zidane

According to El Chiringuito, Cristiano Ronaldo has advised Manchester United’s board to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with Zinedine Zidane.

Following a 4-2 loss to Leicester City on Saturday, Solskjaer has been under greater scrutiny.

The Red Devils have lost three matches in the Premier League.

United’s leadership is said to have given Solskjaer their full support, believing the 48-year-old would enhance the team’s performance.

Senior officials at Old Trafford, on the other hand, are weighing their alternatives and have identified him as a viable contender, based on Ronaldo’s proposal.

According to the report, Zidane has met with United’s management, but he is interested in succeeding Didier Deschamps as France’s new head coach.

It’s also been reported that Zidane was approached by both PSG and Newcastle United, but the former Real Madrid manager declined both offers.

 

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Tinubu will be a presidential candidate for the APC, according to a lawmaker

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Tinubu will be a presidential candidate for the APC, according to a lawmaker.

Hon Gbolahan Yishawu, a member of the Lagos State House of Assembly, has stated that the state chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, is ready to nominate Bola Tinubu, the party’s national leader, as its presidential candidate in 2023.

The outcome of Saturday’s State Congress, according to Yishawu, demonstrated that they were ready to appoint Tinubu the APC’s flag bearer.

The legislator, who represents Eti-Osa II, made the statement immediately after the congress, which took place at Lagos State’s Mobolaji Johnson Arena Stadium.

The success of the Congress, according to Yishawu, demonstrated that internal democracy was here to stay.

He praised party members for maintaining peace and order throughout the congress’s conclusion.

“As you can see here, everything is peaceful and orderly, and the rules and regulations of the party are being played according to the party’s constitution, and we are upholding all democratic and pragmatic stakeholders of today, internal democracy is working in the All Progressive Congress party,”

he said.

“For us in Lagos State, the Congress demonstrates that we are one and unified, and that we can galvanize ourselves, and by God’s help, our wish is for our leader, Aisiwaju Bola Tinubu, to be the party’s presidential candidate in 2023.”

Tinubu is rumored to be eyeing the presidency in 2023.

Posters have been seen in certain states, and a campaign office has been established in Abuja.

Despite the outpouring of support from his fans, the former governor of Lagos State has stayed mute about his presidential ambitions.

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Oko Chukwu, the Deputy Governor of Abia, salutes Ikpeazu, at 57 and pledges his support.

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Oko Chukwu, the Deputy Governor of Abia, salutes Ikpeazu, at 57 and pledges his support.

Rt. Hon Ude Oko Chukwu, the Deputy Governor of Abia State, has praised his boss, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, for their overall cordial relationship and synergy.

He restated his sincere commitment to continue to support and collaborate with Ikpeazu in all of his efforts to provide the people of the state and Nigeria with a strong and effective democratic government.

The praise was contained in a statement issued by the Deputy Governor and made available to journalists in Umuahia on Sunday by his Chief Press Secretary, Obasi Okibeh Onwukah, congratulating Governor Ikpeazu on his 57th birthday on Monday.

Oko Chukwu said it was thrilling to be a part of the Abia administration, which has been led by Governor Ikpeazu since 2015, especially because of the state’s historic successes in all areas of the economy, which have substantially improved the state’s face and fortunes.

According to him, there are a thousand and one plausible reasons to thank and appreciate God for the clean bill of health he has bestowed upon the State Chief Executive, adding that his entire family is relying on God’s divine assurance to confidently declare that Kinetic Governor will continue to celebrate many more glorious birthdays ahead in stronger and healthier condition.

While congratulating him on his 57th birthday, the Abia Deputy Governor prayed that God Almighty would sustain and empower him in everything that he does in order to positively and effectively lead Abia State to higher heights for the glory of God and the common welfare of humanity.

Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari congratulated Governor Ikpeazu on his 57th birthday milestone on Sunday.

To honor the Abia Governor, the President joined the whole Ikpeazu family, their friends, and acquaintances.

Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, made the announcement on Sunday.

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