Aug 9, 2019
Amazon Alexa devices made by Chinese teens 'working through night' - reports
Amazon has pledged to investigate allegations that hundreds of teenagers are working illegal hours at a Chinese factory producing its Alexa devices. The teenagers, aged between 16 and 18, were reportedly pressured into work 60 hours a week and night shifts. "If interns were unwilling to work overtime or night shifts, the factory would arrange for teachers to pressure workers," the report says. "For interns who refuse to work overtime and night shifts, the factory requests teachers from their schools to fire them." The report says she found working in the "Very bright" and "Hot" factory very tiring and she did not want to work overtime.
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