Foxconn Employees Work on the Production Line

Foxconn Employees Work on the Production Line

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Foxconn employees work on the production line at the Foxconn Lunghua plant in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen in Guangdong province. Foxconn Technology Group announced on Feb. 18, 2012 that it has increased the base compensation for assembly line workers in its China operations by some 16 to 25 percent of previous compensation levels. Foxconn, the world's largest manufacturer of electronic components, made headlines because of a spate of suicides by employees. The Taiwan-based Foxconn produces components for Western electronics giants such as Apple, Hewlett-Packard and Dell.