Foxconn was plagued by a string of worker suicides at the factory in Shenzhen last year, prompting the company to raise up workers’ salaries. Eventually, Foxconn planned to shift the manufacture lines to other province of China, in order to increase the production level.
The city of Chengdu, provincial capital of Sichuan, is located at the southwest China. Last year August, Foxconn opened a new 2-billion-U.S.-dollar plant over there. With the help from the inland governments and officials, the new facotry take only about two months plus to build up and start to produce iPad. At the mean time, there is about 20,000 workers in Chengdu’s factory. Today, an explosion occurred at the factory, so this is the right time to let everyone know about the inside story of this newest Foxconn’s manufacture plant…
Foxconn, the world’s largest electronics contractor, opened a new production plant in southwest China’s Chengdu, to manufacture laptop computers including Apple’s iPad. Investment for the first phase of the plant stands at 299 million dollars, with total investment due to reach 2 billion dollars when the second and third stages of construction are complete. Worker compensation and benefits will be similar to Shenzhen’s plant, but the salary will be adjusted according to local prices. It is expected that the industrial base project of Foxconn (Chengdu) will motivate many complementary enterprises to settle in that place so as to create over 100,000 new jobs for Chengdu, and the IT industrial structure in Chengdu will undergo a ‘great leap’. As a side note if you are struggling with worker's compensation though, then it might be a good idea to check out someone like this workers compensation attorney san diego.
Source: Chinadaily, SCMP, Digitimes, eeo.com.cn, Xinhuanet