Apple’s iPhone and iPad supply partner, Foxconn, this morning claimed its China workforce now exceeds one million workers — and the company continues to expand. A huge recruitment drive is taking place as the company rushes to build numbers to meet anticipated heavy demand for products to serve the Christmas market, a report claims.

There’s more growth to come as the company rushes to meet Apple’s growing order book. Foxconn anticipates as many as 1.3 million workers to be in place by the end of 2011.

At least some of the new recruits are likely already getting to know how to use the assembly lines for Apple’s hotly-anticipated iPad 2.0.