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Foxconn in India – Layoffs announced

Foxconn India announced to its employees that it is “considering layoffs/retrenchment”, just two days after the company offered a voluntary retirement scheme VRS that would be valid till June 20.  ET had written about the companys VRS plans on June 3, 2014, and this is the first time Foxconn is making it official. The company … Continue reading

Apple – Foxconn to hire 15,000 more workers

Foxconn wants to expand further beyond its roots as a parts supplier, and it’s looking to hire enough people to push that effort. The Taiwan-based company also known as Hon Hai announced this past weekend that it plans to hire 15,000 employees in its native country, The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday. The hiring … Continue reading

Unpaid internship in China / Students assembling PlayStation in sweatshop for course

Students in China are reportedly being forced to assemble Sony’s forthcoming Playstation 4 or risk failing their course Continue reading

China’s Youth / They don’t want to work in factories says Foxconn

Young people across China are increasingly shunning monotonous, low-paid assembly line jobs, leaving Foxconn, the maker of iPhones and iPads, struggling to attract enough workers, according to the electronics manufacturer’s chairman Continue reading

Apple / Foxconn Hiring 90,000 Workers

The Taipei Times is reporting that Hon Hai, known as Foxconn in America, is recruiting 90,000 Chinese workers for its Shenzhen, China production complex in order to meet demand by Apple Continue reading

Foxconn / Large-scale hiring for iPhone 5S

A recruitment firm responsible for Foxconn’s plant in Zhengzhou, Henan Province, has started “large-scale” hires for a ramp up to build what one source called the “iPhone 6.” Continue reading

Foxconn hiring 3,000 for Firefox OS

Taiwanese electronics manufacturing giant Foxconn Technology Group plans to hire as many as 3,000 workers to support development of devices running Mozilla’s fledgling Firefox OS Continue reading

Apple / Foxconn places hiring freeze

One of Apple Inc’s major suppliers, Taiwan-based Foxconn Technology Group, said on Wednesday it has placed a hiring freeze on its largest plant in Shenzhen. Foxconn spokesman Louis Woo said the company is not hiring at the facility, citing the high rate of workers returning to the plant after celebrating the Chinese New Year. Woo … Continue reading

Taiwan / Foxconn to boost worker participation in union ?

Foxconn Technology Group, the assembler of most of the world’s top-selling electronic gadgets including Apple Inc’s iPhone, is trying to raise participation in its union as part of efforts to dispel a rash of bad publicity over poor working conditions and labor disputes. Taiwan’s Foxconn, which employs more than 1 million people, mostly in China … Continue reading

Apple – Foxconn – Underage workers

Foxconn Technology Group, the world’s largest contract electronics maker, has acknowledged hiring teenagers as young as 14 in a Chinese factory, in breach of national law, in a case that raises further questions over its student intern programme. Labour rights activists in China have accused Foxconn and other big employers in China of using student … Continue reading

The geographical shift of the middle class will entail relocalization – World Economic Forum

The geographical shift of the middle class has implications for supply chains says The Future of Manufacturing, A World Economic Forum Report in collaboration with Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited The rise of demand centres in Asia, along with the typical costs that accompany more developed nations, will likely increase localization of production. Increasingly expensive logistics are leading some companies, such as … Continue reading

Apple says it is supporting 514,000 U.S. Jobs | Reactions

 Apple is Supporting 514,000 U.S. Jobs according to Apple itself. You can read the argument @ Apple. “Apple has made its first attempt to quantify how many American jobs can be credited to the sale of its iPads and other products, a group that includes the Apple engineers who design the devices and the drivers who … Continue reading

Apple | Supporting 514,000 U.S. Jobs

Many people are concerned about the labor that supports the creation of Apple products overseas, for instance at the enormous Foxconn facility in China. But look over here, Apple said today. Among manufacturing, transportation, app development and Apple’s own workforce, Apple estimated it supports 514,000 jobs in the United States. Nobody at Apple is running … Continue reading

Migrants elbow for Foxconn jobs despite labor probe – Business LIVE

Apple’s top manufacturer in China, Foxconn Technology, is having no problems luring fresh workers to churn out ever more gadgets, despite the firm’s reputation as a tough employer that has put it under a thorough probe into its labor practices. On a smoggy day in a gritty industrial suburb of Shenzhen, thousands of job seekers, … Continue reading

Foxconn to Raise Salaries for Workers by Up to 25% –

Foxconn Technology, one of the biggest manufacturers of products for Apple, Dell, Hewlett-Packard and other electronics companies, said Saturday that it would sharply raise worker salaries at its Chinese factories. Foxconn said that salaries for many workers would immediately jump by 16 to 25 percent, to about $400 a month, before overtime. The company also … Continue reading

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