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Inside Apple's Foxconn Factories

By Tom Randall - 2012-03-30T19:36:57Z

Photograph by Imaginechina/Corbis

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Lunch at the Shenzhen Plant

Crowds of Chinese Foxconn employees eat lunch in a dining hall at the Foxconn Shenzhen plant.

Assembly-line employees earn less than $2 an hour, working sometimes more than 60 hours a week piecing together iPads and Microsoft Xbox game consoles for Western consumers.

Foxconn has raised the pay of its workers in China three times since 2010, doubling the basic monthly pay of a junior worker in Shenzhen to 1,800 yuan ($285) from 900 yuan three years ago.

After pay raises and other improvements at Foxconn, employee turnover and suicides are down. So are profit margins at Hon Hai Precision Industry, Foxconn's parent company.

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