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Mobile makers to hire 60,000 in 6 to 12 months: Staffing companies 

According to estimates made by staffing companies based on hiring demand, about 60,000 direct jobs in the manufacturing of mobile phones are likely to be created in India in the upcoming 6 to 12 months to meet the workforce needs of top device makers as the country grows to be the second-largest producer of handsets in the world. 

Teamlease Services currently has more than 5,000 open positions in mobile manufacturing, with more in the pipeline, said Kartik Narayan, chief executive – staffing. According to CEO Aditya Narayan Mishra, Ciel HR Services has about 2,000 open positions, and demand is expected to increase.

Additionally, as leading mobile brands and their component manufacturing and assembly partners, who already have or are looking to set up some form of manufacturing in India, ramp up hiring, an additional 80,000–100,000 indirect jobs will likely be created for the next 12–24 months.

According to the staffing companies, contract manufacturers for Apple, like Foxconn, Wistron, and Pegatron, and other companies with large manufacturing facilities, like Dixon Technologies and Tata Electronics, may increase their workforce.

“We are expecting 40,000-60,000 direct jobs in phone manufacturing pan India by March 2024,” said Narayan of Teamlease. “India has over 200 mobile manufacturing units. “It is the second largest mobile manufacturer in volume terms … This is leading to a huge demand for manpower.”

The Delhi-National Capital Region, Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu account for most new hires. Industry estimates predict India will produce between 270 and 300 million smartphones this year, driven by the government’s initiative to make India a manufacturing hub and a global movement to manufacture outside China.

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