Chinese schoolchildren collect Amazon’s smart speakers at night
Manufacture of smart speakers from Amazon with installed voice assistant Alexa engaged Chinese students at night. This was told by the guardian with reference to internal documents of Foxconn, which is engaged in the production of columns.
The company’s reports state that more than a thousand schoolchildren and students of technical colleges of Hengyang are employed in the production of columns. The children had to work overtime as well as at night to meet the production schedule during peak periods.
Foxconn used children who are on-the-job internships. Those who tried to give up overtime practices were threatened with a poor grade, which would affect the scholarship.
Representatives of the company admitted guilt in illegal attraction of children to work, they also declared that soon will correct a situation.