Apple’s main supplier pal Foxconn is massive company. Not only it has multiple mega-factories that can include up to 400,000 workers living on a cramped “campus,” today it has also become one of the biggest employers in the world.
Foxconn maybe working for Apple by they employ more people than Apple. Not only that, but they are actually the 10th largest employer in the world. US Department of Defense which has 3.2 million employees. Foxconn, on the other hand, is just a few notches below them with 1.2million employees.
A recent study conducted by the BBC compiled a listing of the ten largest employers in the world. While Foxconn is not the largest employer, they impressively ranked in at number 10 in the world with 1.2 million employees, most of which are employed at Foxconn’s factories that assemble gadgets like the iPhone and iPad. That is comparable to the entire city of Dallas Texas working at one mega-company making iPhone.
Only two countries have armies that are larger than the number of Foxconn employees. They are China and India.
Now Foxconn should definitely take some serious steps to improve labor conditions. May God never let that happen but if massive riots by frustrated Foxconn employees spill out onto the streets of China, one can only wonder what will happen because the Chinese army is not even twice the size of Foxconn.
One question still remains that despite alleged inhuman conditions, how come Foxconn are among the largest employers in the world because if they really ill-treated their workers, nobody would want to work with them.
Source: Cult Of Mac