Foxconn is working with the Chinese city of Zhengzhou to double the size of the workforce at its facility there, recruiting an additional 100,000 employees — the same number it hired in 2011. Valued at about $1.1 billion, the expansion would make the factory the largest smartphone production facility in the world.
That should make for a massive increase in production, once hiring is complete. Foxconn’s Zhengzhou plant currently cranks out about 200,000 iPhones per day, according to reports. So a doubling of its workforce would presumably also increase that number by a factor of two.