AppleInsider may earn an affiliate commission on purchases made through links on our site.

Faced with Foxconn struggling to resume full iPhone production after local COVID measures, China is asking ex-forces retirees to step in.

The impact of China’s coronavirus lockdown has been marked enough for Foxconn to report of a severe revenue hit, and Apple to issue a rare statement about production delays. Foxconn has also, though, seen workers fleeing its Zhengzhou plant, further hampering its attempts to resume production.

According to the South China Morning Post, local authorities in the province are now trying to help. As part of a wider campaign for recruitment, the Veteran Affairs Bureau has posted an open letter to retired People’s Liberation Army (PLA) personnel.

Officials in Changge county, are asking ex-PLA people to “answer the government’s call,” and “take part in the resumption of production” at Foxconn Zhengzhou. The open letter calls on their history of service and asks that they “show up where there’s a need.”

Separately, local authorities have been attempting to recruit temporary staff from nearby cities.

In the meantime, Foxconn is also stepping up efforts to reduce its dependency on China by expanding production in India.

The post China asks retired military to fill posts at Foxconn’s iPhone factory first appeared on

New reasons to get excited everyday.

Get the latest tech news delivered right in your mailbox

5 Reasons Why You Should Try Online Horse Race Betting

In many places around the world, horse races are an attraction that a lot of people love to watch. With the fast-paced action and thrill that each game provides, it is no longer surprising to know that millions of fans have grown fond of it.

NordLayer — more than a business VPN

Cybersecurity threats have become vast and more sophisticated. The rate of malware attacks and malicious activity counts within seconds despite the size or sector the organization belongs to — no one is safe enough to expect that foe actors will bypass vital company resources.

You may also like

Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

More in Apple