Workers take nap in a job agency near Zhengzhou Foxconn, Henan province. Photo: Cissy Zhou

iPhones cost US$800, I was offered a job at Foxconn to assemble them for US$1.7 per hour, 40 hours per week

  • A South China Morning Post reporter’s experience visiting Foxconn’s huge facility in Zhengzhou, in China’s Henan province
  • Foxconn desperate for new hires as weak iPhone demand has led to less overtime, prompting workers to quit
Topic |   China economy

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Workers take nap in a job agency near Zhengzhou Foxconn, Henan province. Photo: Cissy Zhou
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Workers at Foxconn’s Yukang dormitory compound in Zhengzhou queue up to resign from their jobs which attract a basic salary of 2,100 yuan (US$314) per month. Photo: Cissy Zhou/SCMP

Foxconn, a tale of slashed salaries, disappearing benefits and mass resignations as iPhone orders dry up

  • Workers line up on a daily basis to leave the world’s largest iPhone assembly plant in China’s Henan province as overtime opportunities plunge
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook announced in January a 5 per cent fall in fourth quarter revenue, attributed in large part to weaker demand for new iPhones in China
Topic |   China economy

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Workers at Foxconn’s Yukang dormitory compound in Zhengzhou queue up to resign from their jobs which attract a basic salary of 2,100 yuan (US$314) per month. Photo: Cissy Zhou/SCMP
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