Thousands queue for Foxconn jobs ahead of next-gen iPhone, possible ‘iPad mini’ production

“Heavy rains have battered Chengdu over the past few days, but this won’t stop young jobseekers lining up for Foxconn summer jobs at the Foxconn plant in Chengdu,” Chris Chang reports for M.I.C. Gadget.

“Thousands of people were lining up, and they were armed with rain gear and umbrellas, standing out in the rain just for a chance to audition,” Chang reports. “Apparently, the Foxconn plant in Chengdu is hiring now for summer jobs – and according to our sources, the plant is hiring a large number of summer workers, which may still have openings.”

Chang reports, “So, despite reports detailing the mistreatment of factory workers assembling Apple products in China, there’s still a huge demand for jobs at the Foxconn factory. There’s actually thousands of hopefuls lining up for Foxconn jobs as the Chengdu and Zhengzhou plants ramp up the iPad mini and next generation of iPhone production respectively.”

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz” and “Dan K.” for the heads up.]

23 Comments

    1. Looks like you’re doing some dividing yourself. Slapping all-caps labels on people makes it easy to stop thinking. this is not sports. It’s not your team vs. theirs.

  1. Heavens to Betsy no! Don’t let them people work in such inhuman conditions requiring long hours and hard work, even if preferred, making money for the folks back home. It’s for their own good we cast them out to beg on the streets instead. (So sayeth the misguided Libertard do-gooders.)

  2. Liberals think they know it all, even trying to protect the people in China who are just trying to survive like us in the USA. But they (the LIBERALS) always stick their nose, where it doesn’t belong. The Chinese people waiting in mass numbers in the rain and in the cold, are giving the whiny LIBERALS the middle finger and showing the lazy that if u really want a job, u will do what u have to do to get a job, rather than collect welfare like many in the USA do. It’s sad that many who are government asst., have many of the nice things that hard working Americans struggle to have.

    1. why is it righty extremists like u only care about the poor and are charitable only at xmas time and the rest of the time they are like, screw the needy??? Not very Christ like…helping the less fortunate is a gift u give

      1. HA HA UR FUNNY JIMMY…NOT!! ACTUALLY IF U KNEW ANYTHING ABOUT ME AND MY OTHER RIGHT WING EXTREMISTS FRIENDS I WOULDN’T SAY THAT…OOPS ACTUALLY ALL U LIBERALS LIKE OBAMA SPEAK CRAP FROM THE END WHERE IT COMES FROM. I VOLUNTEER 2X A WEEK EVERY WEEK. AND NOT JUST ON CHRISTMAS OR THANKSGIVING. MY CHURCH IS VERY ACTIVE IN HELPING THE PEOPLE WHO WANT TO BE HELPED AND NOT “CARRIED”. YA SO I TAKE MUCH OFFENSE TO UR IGNORANCE IN WHAT US “RIGHTIES” DO FOR A COMMUNITY. YES I HAVE A LITTLE MORE MONEY THAN THE AVERAGE “JOE” BUT I WORK XTRA TO HAVE IT. I DON’T EXPECT THAT WELFARE FROM OBAMA TO COME IN AND PAY MY MORTAGE OR ELECTRIC BILL. YES AGAIN…OBAMA IS JUST HOPING ALL THE UNINFORMED VOTERS COME INTO VOTE FOR THAT PROMISE OF A CHECK THAT WILL NEVER COME…HAHA!!

  3. What the hell are you idiots talking about? How is this political? Oh yeah I forgot everything is political to you retards. Just let it go, just once. Go back to class.

    1. Probably reminds them of the millions of American jobless who can’t find work because of the iPad toting Barrack Obama who never worked in a significant private sector job a day in his life. So he is flabbergasted when he asked Steve Jobs when Apple will bring those manufacturing jobs back to America and was told by Steve that those jobs are NEVER coming back. Because Obama has no business experience other than being all talk. He thinks business can create jobs at his mere mentioning, “create jobs” and it don’t work that way but he is not educated in the ways of the business world. He then criticizes Romney for outsourcing, yet Obama is only too happy to sport a iPad manufactured in China by Chinese workers! Too rich! But to answer your question, that is how it becomes political. The headline of “Thousands applying for jobs” in China, while millions in America looking for work… Well some are, others happy to live off the state’s entitlements.

  4. Let me just save all you vitriolic, brainless bile-merchants some time. I’ll do all your posts in one shot so you all don’t have to bother…

    Pathetic marxist brain-dead lemming blah blah blah!!! obama blah-blah zombies blah liars statist assholes blah blah!!!!! socialist blah blah! card-carrying communists anti-family un-American scum blah blah!!!! Can’t get a job? Starve and die, libtard loser … (choke cough spit drool scream of inarticulate rage)

  5. Wow. Amazing how all these people are lining up for a chance to be mistreated. Don’t they understand that working in the fields would be much more acceptable to our liberal do-gooders here in the USA?

  6. Please send some of the “Heavy Rains” to the US. It’s been over 30 days since my area has had a good soaking rain. Tuesday was another record breaking day for high temperatures.

    I miss winter.

  7. Foxconn workers were recently forbidden from working more than 49 hours/week, so they can’t be abused.

    I work at Intel in the US, and they won’t let us work more than 60/60/50. That means every third week you have to reduce to 50 hours– for safety.

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