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