“Foxconn Technology Group, the world’s largest manufacturer of electronics, said it found interns as young as 14 had worked at a facility in Yantai, northeastern China, confirming a report by an advocacy group,” Tim Culpan reports for Bloomberg.
“A company investigation found the interns, who ranged in age from 14 to 16, had worked at the campus for about three weeks, Foxconn said in an e-mailed response to Bloomberg News today,” Culpan reports. “A ‘small number’ of interns who were sent by schools and employed at Yantai over the summer were aged 14 to 16, according to a statement yesterday from China Labor Watch.”
Culpan reports, “The schools which sent the underage interns to the Yantai campus should take primary responsibility, China Labor Watch said. Foxconn, which sent the interns back to those schools, is also culpable for not confirming their ages, the advocacy group said… Taipei-based Foxconn has hired more than 300,000 people in inland China since 2010.”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]