Foxconn to Hire 400,000 Workers in China

Foxconn Technology Group will hire as many as 400,000 new workers in China in the coming year. The company, which was rocked by a string of employee suicides earlier this year, also plans to build factories closer workers%u2019 homes. The Taiwanese company, which makes products including the Apple iPhone, aims to expand to inland provinces Henan and Sichuan because that%u2019s "what the new generation of workers wants," Louis Woo, special assistant to the chief executive officer, told Bloomberg News.

Deaths drop, suicides spike at work

Workplace deaths are down 10 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Unfortunately, the number of suicides jumped 28 percent in 2008,...