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10-16-2012, 12:21 PM #1
Foxconn Admits to Hiring Underage Interns
We understand that Foxconn’s plants are experiencing issues meeting high iPhone 5 demands, but it’s not a proper solution to be hiring underage interns in the attempt to make things go faster and smoother.
Foxconn has reportedly admitted to hiring underage interns for work. Due to child labor laws in China, an individual must be at least 16 years of age to be working. Results of an internal investigation yielded workers even as young as 14 years of age (uh-oh!). According to Foxconn, schools sent the students as part of an internship program, although the company failed to check their IDs to ensure that they were of legal working age:
Originally Posted by Foxconn
According to Foxconn, steps will be taken to "ensure that it can never happen again." Hopefully, this is truly the case.
Last edited by Anthony Bouchard; 10-16-2012 at 12:57 PM.
10-16-2012, 12:54 PM #2
This is great for Foxconn! Workers they didn't even have to pay, and no blame!
10-16-2012, 01:37 PM #3
10-16-2012, 01:44 PM #4
i wonder what other things these underage interns do? is foxconn going to stop that too?
10-16-2012, 02:01 PM #5
this is a price that we have pay to have one Iphone, Ipad, Ipod etc, this is unacceptable!!!!!!
10-16-2012, 02:34 PM #6
Maybe with all the drama abroad, Apple *might* consider bringing manufacturing jobs to USA. Cheap labor isn't always worth it.
10-16-2012, 03:12 PM #7
10-16-2012, 03:14 PM #8
I hate all this drama. Like there are even labor laws in china. Please change your focus to any factory and youll see that its not just apple with problems..
10-16-2012, 03:34 PM #9
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10-16-2012, 05:06 PM #11
sounds like classic case of uh oh we got caught so now we are sorry and oh it will never happen again cmon common sense will tell u they knew exactly how old they were it just got out thats all i live in the u.s and ive been workin since i was 6 everyday after school on a farm and most weekends all day so gimme a break its not like they were sweat shop slaves
10-16-2012, 05:34 PM #12
10-16-2012, 09:17 PM #13
Just go across the border (Mexico) and you will find a lot under age people working for sony, samsung, gm, ford, dodge and on and on.
10-17-2012, 12:46 AM #14
The truth is, when you're as big and prominent as Apple, you can never be perfect, critics will always find a flaw in the company's ethics and exploit it to the media.
Also, I don't necessarily agree with child labour but at least they do have jobs and are earning some sort of income. The pressure shouldn't be on Apple or Foxconn but on the governments that allow this to happen.
10-17-2012, 01:00 AM #15
I am working in China at the moment (I'm an English service engineer here for a few weeks) and I was chatting to a young electrician in the plant I'm at. He told me he worked at Foxconn for a couple of months whilst still at school . From what I could gather (through my interpreter) it was a bit like the 'work experience' I did when I was still at school, you get sent out to an employer and gain some experience of working life. I think the deal was that the school got paid, so this probably provided the school with extra income for text books etc. Doesn't sound too bad to me
10-17-2012, 01:17 AM #16I don't necessarily agree with child labour
!!!although the company failed to check their IDs to ensure that they were of legal working age:!!!
Im missing something here,on first place , before you start on any job , you fill an application,correct. the first thing they do, the make copy of you documents.a least Here In usa. is that way.
Yes <you Right. but its not apple . I worked when i was a kid (5 years) on the field with a 2 gallons bucket fill of fertilizer.@ 5 o'clock in the morning helping my parents to get some extra money. and all I get for 6 hours. of my works was a coke and a bag of fried potatoes.+ 3 pesos = less then 15 cents .(38 years ago.
Last edited by angel_92701; 10-17-2012 at 01:28 AM.