October 7, 2013
WORK WHITE PEOPLE WON'T DO:
Young Chinese shunning factory jobs, says Foxconn founder (Ben Bland in Nusa Dua, Bali and Sarah Mishkin in Taipei, 10/07/13, Financial Times)
Young people across China are increasingly shunning monotonous, low-paid assembly line jobs, leaving Foxconn, the maker of iPhones and iPads, struggling to attract enough workers, according to the electronics manufacturer's chairman.Terry Gou, founder of the company which is China's largest private employer, says he is upgrading Foxconn's training programs and automating more of its assembly lines in the face of a labour shortage."The young generation don't want to work in factories, they want to work in services or the internet or another more easy and relaxed job," he said on the sidelines of a meeting of Asian business and political leaders in Bali, Indonesia.
People want jobs, not to work.Posted by Orrin Judd at October 7, 2013 5:39 PM