The Tata group is reportedly increasing the number of women workers at its electronics factory in South India. There are already thousands of female employees working in the iPhone parts business at the plant in Hosur, Tamil Nadu. Now within the next 18 to 24 months, the plant is said to set up new production lines with about 50,000 workers.
A Tata group-owned plant in Tamil Nadu deals in the iPhone components sector and currently, employs 10,000 employees and most of them are women. The Indian giant is said to now add 45,000 more workers, all of whom are women. This is said to help Tata win more business from Apple, as reported by Bloomberg.
The salt-to-software conglomerate is one of the companies benefiting from Apple’s new expansion plans beyond China. China, which is still affected by the COVID-19 emergency, is not a viable option for Apple to manufacture its products.
The California giant is now looking to expand its production and manufacturing beyond China, and India is one of the key regions where it plans to move production.
The Hosur plant covers 500 acres of land and Tata has hired around 5,000 women from various walks of life, including indigenous tribal communities. With more women workers, Indian companies like Tata are trying to correct the country’s gender imbalance in the workforce.
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