Photos: Inside Shenzhen’s Foxconn Factory (Update)

Joel Johnson toured Shenzhen’s Foxconn Factory for a special WIRED report, soon to be published. From his “Notes from Shenzhen“:

This dorm is one of the older ones on campus, built near the beginning. It's a men's dorm—women have separate facilities—and populated mostly by entry-level workers. (GIZMODO + WIRED)

This dorm is one of the older ones on campus, built near the beginning. It's a men's dorm—women have separate facilities—and populated mostly by entry-level workers. (GIZMODO + WIRED)

A dorm room. Eight workers sleep in four bunk beds in a room about the size of a two-car garage. (GIZMODO + WIRED)

A dorm room. Eight workers sleep in four bunk beds in a room about the size of a two-car garage. (GIZMODO + WIRED)

An on-campus university provides degrees that are recognized outside of Foxconn. Employees can pay for the schooling themselves or earn scholarships based on their performance. (GIZMODO + WIRED)

An on-campus university provides degrees that are recognized outside of Foxconn. Employees can pay for the schooling themselves or earn scholarships based on their performance. (GIZMODO + WIRED)

Update, November 5: According to Bloomberg, a worker at the Shenzhen Foxconn factory was found dead outside of his dormitory:

Foxconn Technology Group, the world’s largest contract maker of electronics, said a worker was found dead outside a company dormitory earlier today, the first reported death at the manufacturer since 100,000 employees staged a “Treasure your life” rally in August.

The body of the 23-year old male worker was found around 1:20 a.m. at Foxconn’s Guanlan campus in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen, the company said in an e-mailed statement sent through its public relations agency Burson-Marsteller. Louis Woo, a spokesman for Foxconn, said the cause of death hasn’t been determined.

November 5, 2010 8:28 PM
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