On the 5th of August, crowds packed into the Foxconn recruitment booths located at positions 051 and 052 of the Henan Province Human Resource Centre, most of the applicants were residents of Henan. According to reports, conservative estimates for the number of people either directly or indirectly attracted by the employment requirements is no less than 500,000.
Jobs available included production manager, production line group leader, financial manager, customs broker, external affairs specialist among other positions. Most of the applicants were from Hunan Province. Currently Foxconn employs 800,000 people, Hunan accounts for 1/5 of this.
According to the Beijing News, Foxconn’s Zheng Zhou factory after being officially open for 3 days posted a recruitment notice at the main entrance. The notice stated: All recruitment will take place at the Zheng Zhou City Human Resource Centre, recruitment will not take place within the factory. The Hunan Business newspaper reported that Hunan Province’s vice-president of economics believes that conservative estimates for the number of applicants is no less than 500,000 people.
Comments from Chinese netizens:
aren’t they representatives from a sweatshop? Still this many people not afraid to die?
500,000 people from Zheng Zhou looking for employment, in other words 500,000 people from Shen Zhen are out of work
a rubbish company goes to a rubbish place and employs rubbish people and manufatures a load of rubbish
Thankful for Foxconn for setting up a factory there
Pinyin: fù shì kāng
Zhuyin: ㄈㄨˋ ㄕˋ ㄎㄤ
Pinyin: zhāo pìn
Zhuyin: ㄓㄠ ㄆㄧㄣˋ
Pinyin: shuǐ xiè bù tōng
Zhuyin: ㄕㄨㄟˇ ㄒㄧㄝˋ ㄅㄨˋ ㄊㄨㄥ
English: crowded, so tightly packed watter couldn’t get through
Example: 富士康招聘现场人头攒动、水泄不通; at te location of Foxconn’s recruitment (area) people were crowding together, the crowd was impenetrable (so tightly packed water couldn’t get through)
English: according to, short for 根據
Example: 据报道; according to reports
Pinyin: yòng gōng
Zhuyin: ㄩㄥˋ ㄍㄨㄥ
Example: 用工需求; employement requirements
Pinyin: bǎo shǒu
Zhuyin: ㄅㄠˇ ㄕㄡˇ
Pinyin: gū jì
Zhuyin: ㄍㄨ ㄐㄧˋ
English: an estimate
Example: 保守估计不少于50万人; conservative estimates no less than 500,000 people