Thousands Queue For Foxconn Jobs Ahead Of Possible iPhone 5 Production

Despite the explosions, suicides, reported abuse and poisonous gas, Foxconn is apparently a very popular place to work.

At a recent hiring day, thousands of applicants stood in a 200m queue for hours outside a recruiting agency. The hoped to be among the chosen to work at the Foxconn Zhengzhou factory producing iPhones for a basic weekly salary of 1650 yuan ($201) that increases to 2400 — 3200 yuan ($379-$506) after their appraisal and do enjoy living accommodations within the Foxconn dorms.

In all, Foxconn hopes to hire an additional 100,000 employees for the Zhengzhou factory, reportedly for increased iPhone production. And it's not like there's a shortage of 4S models, the likely cause would be prepping for the iPhone 5. [MIC Gadget via Cult of Mac