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Apple hires workers in India as it looks to open first flagship stores

Smartphone maker wants to expand in the country and diversify manufacturing away from China

A salesperson speaks to a customer at an Apple reseller store in Mumbai on Sept. 1, 2021. Apple's share of smartphone sales in India is just 5% but it is growing quickly and dominates the premium end of the market.   © Reuters

SAN FRANCISCO (Financial Times) -- Apple has started hiring retail store workers in India and posted plans to fill many other roles as it prepares to open its first flagship locations in the world's second biggest smartphone market as soon as this quarter.

On Friday, Apple's career page listed openings for 12 different job functions it seeks to fill in "various locations within India," including technical specialist, business expert, senior manager, store leader and "genius".

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