A recent report from Bloomberg confirmed that Foxconn is interested in hiring new security and safety experts to help improve the working conditions in facilities that are responsible for supplying Apple products. Foxconn is actively seeking to recruit talent in this regard.
Louis Woo, Foxconn’s retail division chairman confirmed the job listings. Listings include a lifestyle manager, who would be responsible for maintaining worker dorms and healthcare, a safety and security expert and two fire chiefs.
The lifestyle manager will be responsible for conditions at the company’s dormitories, canteens and health departments, according to the advertisement. The safety and security post requires a college degree in criminal investigation or legal- related disciplines, while the fire chiefs must have at least four years of related experience.
This is probably in response to Apple’s decision to allow the Fair Labor Association (FLA) to access its suppliers abroad with the initial result of Foxconn’s audit expected to be released within a few weeks. Apple is also said to be working with the Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs and other NGOs along with the Natural Resources Defense Council in New York to perform independent audits of factories in China.
All of this has come in largely due to The New York Times report, too which Foxconn announced that it would raise the wages of entry level workers. Despite this decision made by Foxconn, Auret van Heerden, the FLA CEO said that most recent audits are “finding tons of issues.”
It remains to be seen what will be the result of audit.