- Tram Ho
Since the end of February, Apple has continuously recruited personnel in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, raising the possibility that it will open a factory in Vietnam.
On its official website, Apple posted several engineers and management positions in many parts such as software, screen quality, operation, product development … in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City.
The company requires candidates to have 3-5 years of experience in the position, be able to communicate, work in English and know Korean, Chinese will be advantage. In addition, candidates are also required to have teamwork skills, cultural understanding, Vietnam market …
Job description indicates that vacancies in Vietnam will participate in the product development process, work with partners to ensure the supply …
The recent move by Apple to open positions in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City could be a sign that the “defective apple” is speeding up its plan to shift production outside of China, especially when factories. Its firm was forced to close long term due to Covid-19.
Last year, Nikkei said that Apple is preparing to test the production of wireless headphones (Airpods) in Vietnam in the context that it wants to accelerate the plan to diversify where to manufacture consumer electronics instead of just made in China.
Accordingly, GoerTek – one of the important Apple production partners in China will start testing the transfer of the latest generation Airpod production process to a sound factory of the company in Northern Vietnam. Currently, Goertek has 2 assembly plants in Que Vo industrial park (Bac Ninh).
In the context of complicated Covid-19, many EU, US or Japanese manufacturers are moving their production lines out of China due to increasing costs and the impact of the US trade war – Trung. At this time, Vietnam emerged as a strong replacement, with the advantages of logistics, skilled but cheap labor.
Source : Techtalk