Apple suppliers in China accused of discrimination over job ads

A number of Apple’s suppliers in China are allegedly telling minorities not to bother applying for work on the open market, a report claims, due to the same firms employing Uyghurs via a government-sponsored labor program.

Members of Apple’s supply chain in China have been previously accused of taking part in labor programs believed to be connected to the genocide of Uyghurs from the Xinjiang region of China. Those labor programs apparently have a knock-on effect in the overall labor market, with companies allegedly warning off groups of people from applying to work through normal channels.Over 100 online job advertisements for production line roles across more than 30 companies in the supply chain allegedly use discriminatory language, according to The Information. The ads were supposedly placed by a wide variety of firms, including major suppliers like Foxconn, Pegatron, Quanta, Wistron, and Luxshare.

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