Foxconn, the Taiwanese manufacturing titan troubled by a spate of suicides at its Shenzhen factory city, held a rally for its workers who were given T-shirts, pom-pons and – inexplicably – Spider-Man costumes.
It’s the Foxconn equivalent of a company picnic, held in the shadow of buildings now clad with suicide-preventing safety nets.
Foxconn is planning on hiring an additional 400,000 workers in China, bringing the total workforce up to 1.3 million people. Many of those workers will be employed at new factory-cities in Henan, Sichuan, and Hubei provinces.
The Taiwanese-based Foxconn produces electronics for most of the major consumer electronics companies, including Apple and HP.
Images: (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)