Foxconn on mass recruitment in China, puts ‘robot’ plan in question

Foxconn reportedly is looking to recruit more than 90,000 workers for its Shenzhen factory, putting more question marks on the company’s previous plan to deploy 1 million robots by 2014.

According to a Yi Cai report Friday, the Taiwanese electronics manufacturer is beefing up its pool of skilled workers. It cited a staff at Foxconn’s Shenzhen recruitment center who declined to be named: “We are keeping things very low-key during this recruitment drive.”

The latest development follows another massive recruitment exercise for its inland factory in Zhengzhou earlier this year, which seems to contradict Foxconn CEO Guo Taiming’s plan to replace manpower by installing 1 million robots across its factories.

SOURCE: zdnet.com

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