Pretty much everyone is reporting this news as Apple + Mac Pro related, though that is far from certain. Nevertheless, Apple contract manufacturing partner Flextronics plans to add hundreds of workers in Austin, TX.
Flextronics has announced that it will invest $15 million and hire 300 new hourly production workers. While that’s a good number of people, $15 million is, well, chump change.
Still, according to the University of Chicago, every manufacturing job supports at least 2.2 other jobs. So, those 300 “new” jobs spin out to an additional 660 mostly local jobs.
Of course, Austin is where Flextronics currently assembles the Mac Pro. It’s also where Flextronics makes the Motorola Moto X and other products — there are more than 2,500 Flextronics workers in the Austin area.
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Previously, Apple + Flextronics announced that 800 workers would be hired in Austin from last year in order to assemble the Mac Pro. While product has been on sale since late December, it isn’t known if Apple + Flextronics have hired all of those workers.
Whether Flextronics is filling manufacturing positions for Apple or another company’s products, it’s kind of all the same for the rest of us — it’s good news…
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