Apple has released job listings in India for stores that it plans to open in various parts of the region. The job listings contain openings for 12 full-time and part-time retail positions, including store leaders, senior managers, Genius Bar workers, and more. Five Indian citizens have reported the news of their hiring by the tech giant via LinkedIn.
It has been reported that Apple is developing a store ranging between 10,000 - 12,000 square-foot in New Dehli, among many others. Apple, however, has not announced when it plans to officially launch these store openings.
In 2021, Tim Cook expressed the company’s desire to open its own stores in India, to prevent third-party retailers from selling Apple products in the country. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, however, the plans could not be executed around that time.
Although Apple has not yet started selling its products in India directly, the company has been manufacturing the products in the country since 2017. Apple has also been seen attempting to loosen its relations with China in terms of manufacturing, and move its manufacturing activities to India instead, where manufacturing costs are much cheaper as compared to China. Moreover, India’s large smartphone market makes it an even more attractive choice for Apple to market its phones and other products.