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Thousands of jobs lost as Apple supplier Foxconn fully automates its factories

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Apple supplier Foxconn may be getting rid of its human workforce. The company is apparently set to automate its factories in three phases — and it has already completed the automation process at some of its plants, Dai Jia-peng, general manager in Foxconn’s Automation Technology Development Committee, said in an interview with Digitimes.

The move highlights a growing trend within the tech industry and beyond; human involvement is kept to a minimum to both speed up productivity and, in the long run, save money on things like wages. – READ MORE

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