Electronics producer Foxconn has begun implementing an investment plan drawn up last year and is hiring new staff. According to the Wednesday, January 12, edition of the Hospodárske Noviny financial daily, employment at the Nitra plant, which was bought by Foxconn from Sony, will increase from 3,000 to 3,900 people.
The production of TV sets should also be increased, by 50 percent, and thus exceed the threshold of four million. “In January, we want to invest in the expansion of lines meant for production of printed circuit motherboards,“ Foxconn spokesperson Helena Windisch explained, setting out the company’s future plans for the Sme daily. Foxconn presented the mass recruitment as part of an investment plan unveiled in August 2010. As the SITA newswire reported at the time, according to the plan the Taiwanese company will install in the plant five new technology lines for assembling TV screens. Based on the notification of assessment of environmental influences submitted to the necessary bodies last year, it had already announced the creation of 1,760 new jobs. The present recruitment, as well as the increase in production, reflects the needs of customers and of the former factory’s owner, Sony, Foxconn said. However, the precise amount of investment in the whole project was not revealed.
Foxconn bought the Nitra plant from Sony last year. In August 2010, about 2,800 people were employed there. Sony began building the plant in November 2006. It produces audio, video, communication, and IT equipment for the consumer segment, as well as for professional markets worldwide.
Sources: Hospodárske Noviny, Sme, SITA
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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12. Jan 2011 at 14:00