Apple appears to be increasing its presence in the region, where a lot of its suppliers and partners are located. After launching a recruitment drive in Taiwan, the company has opened up more than 200 hundred positions, which are all based in China.
Last week VR-Zone broke the story here that Apple had started recruiting for a new iPhone research and development facility it is setting up in Taipei. Several senior engineering posts have been offered as well. The facility would serve Apple’s interests nicely, seeing as how the company’s supply chain in primarily located in this particular region. Rumor has it that Apple might also be setting up a maintenance center in Taiwan to provide after sales services.
As per Wall Street Journal‘s new report, Apple has listed more than 200 open positions in China on LinkedIn, a professional social network. These positions include retail specialists and store leaders. China is undoubtedly a lucrative market, Apple CEO said last month that “China is a huge opportunity for Apple.” He also recently met with the company’s local partners there in a bid to increase Apple’s footing in the Chinese market. While sales are essential, the company’s image in China is also important for it. That’s why there’s also an open environmental affairs position.
The job description details that the environmental affairs program manager will be based in Beijing and will ensure that Apple’s products and processes meet and surpass both national and regional environmental regulatory requirements. While major Apple suppliers have been accused of labor violations in the past, Foxconn, which is Apple’s biggest supplier, was also accused of violation of environmental regulations. Foxconn has said that it adheres to all regulations. There’s also a security specialist position which is based in Shanghai, the person would be responsible for keeping an eye on the security of manufacturing and production processes as well as evaluation of Apple’s suppliers’ security processes “on a daily basis.”