Underage workers used: Foxconn

Oct 17 2012, 21:20 IST
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SummaryFoxconn, world's largest contract electronics maker, acknowledged hiring teenagers.

hours a week from the current 20.

It defended its intern programme on Tuesday, saying they made up only 2.7 percent of its workforce in China. Internships could be long-term or short-term, carried out in cooperation with vocational schools and other educational institutions.

The average internship lasted about three-and-a-half months, it said.

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