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Handset makers may hire around 50,000 people by March 2021, driven by PLI scheme

Source | economictimes.indiatimes.com | Devina Sengupta

MUMBAI: The handset industry is set to hire around 50,000 direct employees by March, 2021, under the impetus of the production-linked incentive (PLI) scheme, which has encouraged global and local players to set up and expand manufacturing factories in India.

Recruiters say the blue collared workforce returning to the cities and the push for diversity, has mobile makers set up hiring mandates with assurance of safe workplaces amidst Covid-19 outbreak.

“From now till March next year, the handset industry will hire 50,000 direct employees. After the lockdown was removed, many have returned to the cities and the PLI scheme is finally taking shape,” Pankaj Mohindroo, president of industry body India Cellular and Electronics Association (ICEA), told ET.

As per industry estimates, domestic manufacturers including Dixon Technologies, UTL Neolyncs, Lava International, Optiemus Electronics and Micromax are expected to generate over 20,000 direct jobs by the end of December.\

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