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WSJ: Foxconn Now Recruiting In Preparation For The iPhone 5S

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Foxconn has begun taking on new workers as it prepares to begin production of Apple’s next iPhone, according to two seperate reports from Bloomberg and The Wall Street Journal.

The company has added to its numbers at an iPhone plant in Zhengzhou, eastern China, ending a freeze on recruitment that was implemented back in February. The new workers will reportedly assemble the upcoming “iPhone 5S,” as well as existing models that Apple has requested to boost capacity, a supply chain source said.

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Foxconn Freezes Recruitment And iPhone 5 Gets The Blame [Report]

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Foxconn has reportedly placed a recruitment freeze across most of its factories in China as the company slows production of the iPhone 5, the Financial Times reports. This is believed to be the first such freeze since 2009, and it’s seen as an emphasis of the “weakening demand” for some Apple products. But does the freeze really have anything to do with Apple’s devices?

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Thousands Of Workers Apply For Summer Jobs Building New iPhones At Foxconn

Thousands Of Workers Apply For Summer Jobs Building New iPhones At Foxconn

The poor working conditions in Foxconn’s Chinese factories have been widely documented for some time now, but the reports have seemingly done very little to dissuade workers from applying for Foxconn jobs.

Thousands have reportedly turned up to the company’s Chengdu and Zhengzhou plants in the hope of securing a “summer job” that is likely to involve the assembly of Apple’s new iPhone, and possibly even an “iPad mini.”

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23-Year-Old Becomes Latest Foxconn Worker To Commit Suicide

23-Year-Old Becomes Latest Foxconn Worker To Commit Suicide

Worker suicides are still a problem for Foxconn.

Foxconn has confirmed that a 23-year-old worker committed suicide this week by jumping from his apartment in the southwestern city of Chengdu. The worker only began his employment with Foxconn last month. Police are investigating the death.

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1,000+ Foxconn Workers Riot At iPhone & iPad Display Factory

1,000+ Foxconn Workers Riot At iPhone & iPad Display Factory

Cellphone pic of Chengdu workers rioting on Monday night.

Despite Apple’s stated efforts to improve worker conditions at their Foxconn factories in China, worker tension is still high, as up to a thousand workers rioted in Chengdu last night for hours over a minor incident.

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Apple Stores Being Built Right Outside Of Foxconn Factories [Report]

Apple Stores Being Built Right Outside Of Foxconn Factories [Report]

This incredible Apple store in Shanghai is one of only five Apple stores on China's mainland.

Apple is reportedly gearing up to open two new stores in China which will be positioned near the Foxconn factories that assemble the large majority of its Mac and iOS devices. There are currently only five Apple retail stores on China’s mainland — three in Shanghai and two in Beijing — but Chengdu and Shenzhen could be home to another two very soon.

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Foxconn Employees Say Underage Workers Were Hidden Before FLA Inspection

Foxconn Employees Say Underage Workers Were Hidden Before FLA Inspection

Employees at Foxconn factories in China claim that the company hid underage workers during the recent inspection by the Fair Labor Association (FLA) so that they would not be discovered, according to the organization Students & Scholars Against Corporate Misbehavior (SACOM).

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Foxconn Workers Escape Another Fire at Shandong Plant [Video]

Foxconn Workers Escape Another Fire at Shandong Plant [Video]

Foxconn workers at the company’s plant in Yantai, a city in the northeastern Shandong province, have had to evacuate the building today as another fire and possible explosion engulfed parts of the factory in smoke. Thankfully, it seems no one has been injured.

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Foxconn Employee Commits Suicide After iPad 2 Factory Explosion [Breaking]

Foxconn Employee Commits Suicide After iPad 2 Factory Explosion [Breaking]

Foxconn’s public relations issues have just collided. A week after an explosion rocked Foxconn’s iPad 2 production facility in Chengdu, China, an employee of that facility has committed suicide.

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Foxconn Explosion Could Cost Apple Half A Million iPad 2 Sales

Foxconn Explosion Could Cost Apple Half A Million iPad 2 Sales

The news keeps on getting worse for Apple in the wake of the Chengdu Foxconn explosion. Besides the ghastly loss of three lives and the dozens of wounded Foxconn employees, the explosion could cost Apple half a million iPad 2s. Given existing supply problems, that’s a number of lost iPads Apple can ill afford to lose.

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