Foxconn Admits To Hiring Underage Interns

Posted Oct 16, 2012

Foxconn is the manufacturing company that is known for building products like the Microsoft Xbox and Apple iPhone.  Foxconn had admitted that they have hired interns that were under China’s legal working age of 16.  Foxconn had conducted an internal investigation at one of the facilities and found that some of the interns were between the ages of 14 and 16.

Foxconn had issued a statement that said that the practice was ?not only a violation of China?s labor law, it is also a violation of Foxconn policy.?  Foxconn is now taking immediate steps to return the underage interns back to school.  Foxconn is also carrying a full investigation in cooperation with educational institutions to figure out how this happened and make sure that this “can never happen again.”

The China Labor Watch said that the schools involved are primarily responsible.  Foxconn also acknowledged that they were at fault for not checking the ages of the interns.  These interns will have the opportunity to become full-time employees at Foxconn after school if they prove that they can work hard for the company’s needs.