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Foxconn Says Apple Assessment Begins, Expected to Last Two Weeks

February 14, 2012

Feb. 14 (Bloomberg) -- Foxconn Technology Group, Apple Inc.’s main supplier, said assessments by the Fair Labor Association began yesterday and will last around two weeks covering the entire employment process including recruitment, pay and overtime.

At least four campuses in China will be reviewed with the labor group expecting to speak with “thousands” of workers, Louis Woo, chairman of Foxconn’s retail division and a spokesman for the Taipei-based company said by phone today.

More than 10 Fair Labor Association representatives are onsite at the company’s Longhua campus in the southern city of Shenzhen, with personnel also visiting facilities in Guanlan, also in Shenzhen, as well as the cities of Chengdu and Zhengzhou. Inspections include interviews being automated through the use of iPads, and the assessment includes reviewing job assignments, training, career development and promotion opportunities, Woo said.

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