Japan's JDI, the main supplier of Apple's iPhone screen panel, announced today that the number of early retirees in Japan has increased to 1200, about 200 more than last month's figure, accounting for about a quarter of the total number of JDI employees in Japan.
The so-called early retirement recruitment is basically to let employees apply for resignation on their own initiative, which can be regarded as a more decent way of layoffs.
The recruitment period is from July 29 to August 27. The target of the recruitment is employees over 40 years old by the end of March next year. The latest retirement date is the end of September this year.
Meanwhile,JDI decided to temporarily close the Baishan plant in Baishan City, Shichuan County from July to September, and to close some production lines of Maoyuan Plant at the end of September.
These factories mainly make smartphones, but as the industry slumps and the demand for big customers like Apple is sluggish, the factory's operating rate is getting lower and lower, and the pressure is growing, so they have to seek restructuring to cut costs.
Earlier this month, it was reported that JDI was considering shutting down the Baishan plant for several months.
However, the more capricious thing is that Baishan and Maoyuan factories were shut down on the production line of the relevant staff, not within the scope of the layoffs.
In addition,Yuezaki, JDI president who took office in June last year, will resign on September 30.Executive Director Ju Gang-zhen succeeded.