Xiaomi to create over 20,000 jobs in India in 3 years

Chinese handset vendor Xiaomi on Tuesday said it plans to create more than 20,000 jobs in India in the next three years


Lei Jun — Xiaomi founder, chairman and CEO—speaks at the Global Business Summit in New Delhi on 27 March 2017.  Photo: AFP
Lei Jun — Xiaomi founder, chairman and CEO—speaks at the Global Business Summit in New Delhi on 27 March 2017. Photo: AFP

New Delhi: Chinese handset vendor Xiaomi on Tuesday said it plans to create more than 20,000 jobs in India in the next three years.

Xiaomi founder, chairman and CEO Lei Jun, who is on a week long visit to India, called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday to discuss the company’s journey in the country so far and how smartphones are changing the lives of Indian consumers, a company statement said.

Lei Jun also discussed Xiaomi India’s manufacturing and growth plans with the prime minister, and presented him with a Made-In-India ‘Redmi 4A’ with all its components displayed in a glass box.

He also met finance minister Arun Jaitley and minister of electronics and IT Ravi Shankar Prasad, the statement added.

The company recently announced opening of a second manufacturing plant in Sri City, Andhra Pradesh.

The company “plans to create more than 20,000 jobs in the country in the next three years”, the statement added.

“India is now the most important market outside of China for Xiaomi, and is a harbinger of the company’s global expansion plans,” the statement added.

Xiaomi India achieved annual revenue of over $1 billion for calendar year 2016.

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