The rise of the machines has started! iPhone and Samsung assembler Foxconn replaces 60,000 employees with ROBOTS



DATE: 26/05/2016
AUTHOR: ABIGAIL BEALL
SOURCE: MAILONLINE



While robots have already been taking human jobs in many industries such as car manufacturing, as they become increasingly sophisticated there are growing fears they will put more employees at risk.

Now a major electronics company that supplies Apple and Samsung has announced it is to replace 60,000 staff with robots.

Foxconn, the Taiwanese company which assembles iPhones and iPads, has brought in machines to perform repetitive tasks and axed more than half its 110,000-strong workforce at a factory in Southern China.

In a statement the company said: 'We are applying robotics engineering and other innovative manufacturing technologies to replace repetitive tasks previously done by employees.'

The company said the move will free up employees to perform more complicated tasks and that it intends to maintain a significant workforce in China.

Foxconn has been working toward replacing workers with robots for a while now, in an attempt to save money and increase profits.

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