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Sharp Corp lays off 3,000 foreign workers in Japan, moves biz to China

The deep job cuts come as Japan debates whether to bring in more foreign workers amid a national labour shortage

Reuters 

Sharp Corp has laid off more than 3,000 foreign workers in Japan as the Apple supplier shifts production of iPhone sensors to a Chinese plant owned by parent Foxconn, the Nikkei business daily reported on Monday. The deep job cuts come as Japan debates whether to bring in more foreign workers amid a national labour shortage, and they illustrate how such employment is often at the mercy of manufacturers' production cycles, the report https://asia.nikkei.com/Spotlight/Japan-Immigration/Sharp-cuts-3-000-foreign-staff-shifting-work-to-China said. In October, Sharp nudged its ...

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First Published: Tue, December 04 2018. 06:26 IST
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