Internal investigation: underage workers back at some Foxconn factories

Internal investigation: underage workers back at some Foxconn factories

arstechnica.com
New Underage workers have reappeared in some of Foxconn's factories, according to a new internal investigation conducted by Foxconn's parent company Hon Hai. The company said on Tuesday that it found a number of interns younger than the legal floor of 16, but did not reveal the exact number. "We recognize...
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