Foxconn now has more than 1 million employees

By Emil
Dec 10, 2010
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  1. Foxconn is a factory complex in China responsible for building consumer electronics for a number of companies, including Apple,, Cisco, Hewlett-Packard, Dell, Nintendo, Nokia, Microsoft, Sony, and Sony Ericsson. This morning, the largest contract electronics manufacturer in the world announced its China workforce now exceeds 1 million workers.

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  2. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 5,185   +926

    One million bottles of beer on the wall, one million bottles of beer.
    One falls down, straight to the ground, 999,999 bottles of beer on the wall....

    [/what?! too soon?]
  3. mosu

    mosu TS Enthusiast Posts: 349   +21

    million +! no more comments...
  4. captainawesome

    captainawesome TS Guru Posts: 428   +44

  5. One millions slaves?, I mean, workers?. Wow.
  6. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,105   +18

    Wow, Santa moved his operation to China too?
  7. lchu12

    lchu12 TS Enthusiast Posts: 199   +9

    1,000,000 wow...

    Anyone know what company has the largest workforce in the world?
  8. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,627   +1,132

    Probably some South American drug cartel. But you'd have to count the prostitutes and the street level dealers, even though they're not direct employees.
  9. Tekkaraiden

    Tekkaraiden TS Maniac Posts: 976   +73

    So roughly 1 in 1000 people in China work for foxconn.
  10. I imagine that they have to hire a new HR person every minute or so, just to keep up with the hiring!
  11. $300 a month?
    Man, I can't get a full day's actual work out of an American employee for ten times that.
  12. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,099   +91

    Then you aren't a very smart boss.
  13. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 5,185   +926

    Your fault for giving them the job;)
  14. yRaz

    yRaz TS Guru Posts: 1,341   +338

    It's not his fault for giving them a job, it's just all the good guys are already taken and there is an overstock of lazy bums.
  15. You said it. The pool of talent is very shallow lately.
    That and the fact that the common work ethic is no longer " an honest day's work for an honest day's pay." In the US, it has become "how little can I do without getting fired?" You know there is an upside to so-called "slave labor," they are usually thankful to even HAVE a job.
  16. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,099   +91

    Gimme a break... That's garbage and you know it. Sure, there is an "overstock of lazy bums", that decided they can live off of 99 weeks (recently extended) of unemployment rather than working, though there are A LOT of people that want to WORK for their paycheck.

    If Guest hired those lazy people, and knows they are lazy workers, then it is his fault alone for keeping them around. Saying that all the "good guys" are taken is nonsense, when there are tons of good workers out there that would slit their neighbor's throat for a job. Guest, you need to do yourself a favor and send those bums you have working for you packing, or the higher management should send YOU packing.
  17. >Anyone know what company has the largest workforce in the world?

    Wal-mart, at 2.1 million employees.
  18. quote "1,000,000 wow...

    Anyone know what company has the largest workforce in the world?"

    quote "Wal-mart, at 2.1 million employees."

    That would mean that 1 in 146 americans work at wal-mart.

    or in america from what i can see its 1.2 million out of 307 mil
    which makes it 1 in 255 americans work at wall mart which is actually a higher ratio.

  19. yRaz

    yRaz TS Guru Posts: 1,341   +338

    I do have a hard time arguing with that, but i still have to disagree with you. In the area where I live there are plenty of jobs and all the good people ARE taken. I work in a place where I see these lazy bums last 2-3 weeks and quit. Even the ones that stay are still a pain and we can't fire them. If they do they have to train someone else just to get fired again. It is stuck in a cycle of replacing bad people with more bad people. I'm sure there are areas where there is a lack of jobs and plenty of hard working people, this is not one of them. If times were different I think this would be a common problem in all areas.
  20. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,099   +91

    I still find it hard to believe, that in a city like Pittsburgh, that ALL of the good workers are taken... Maybe your company needs a new HR person to screen these people better? Crap, they're all taken as well :rollseyes:.

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