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PLI scheme boost: Apple creates 100,000 new direct jobs in 19 months

Foxconn, Pegatron and Wistron have generated 60 per cent of these new jobs

PLI scheme, electronics, smartphone, mobile, manufacturing
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Surajeet Das Gupta New Delhi
Apple has become the single largest creator of blue collar jobs in the electronics sector after having generated 100,000 new direct jobs in the past 19 months.    

They have been created by Apple’s key vendors in India and their ecosystem of component suppliers who help in the manufacture of iPhones under the government’s smartphone Production Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme.
 
The vast majority of these new jobs have been created in the 19 months since the PLI scheme came into effect in August 2021.    
The three vendors who assemble the iPhone — Foxconn Hon Hai, Pegatron and Wistron — have collectively

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First Published: Feb 28 2023 | 12:20 AM IST

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