From "Apple supplier Foxconn offers new incentives to veteran workers after paying some new hires to leave" posted Monday by the South China Morning Post:
Foxconn Technology Group, reeling from a crisis triggered by China’s strict zero-Covid-19 policy, is offering new incentives to entice back workers who fled its major iPhone factory in Zhengzhou, the capital of central Henan province, last month.
The perks are a sign that the Taiwanese company, the world’s largest electronics contract manufacturer, is desperate to get iPhone production back on track ahead of the holiday season, after delays caused by fleeing workers and violent protests. Just last week, it was paying the protesting workers to leave.
Foxconn’s Integrated Digital Product Business Group, the unit responsible for iPhone production, on Sunday announced a “returning geese” recruitment project targeting employees who left between October 1 and November 10, when tens of thousands fled over Covid-19 fears. This group of former employees could receive bonuses adding up to 12,000 yuan (US$1,672) if they came back and stayed for two months, according to a post on the company’s official WeChat account.
My take: Are these geese enough to bring Foxconn's iPhone 14 Pro production back up to speed? It's very hard to know from the outside what's going on inside those factories.