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Sharp contractors axe 3,000 staff as iPhone sensor output shifts: union

December 4, 2018 8:37 AM
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TOKYO (Reuters) - Nearly 3,000 foreign workers subcontracted to Sharp Corp have been laid off in central Japan, a labor union said, as the firm moves production of some sensors for Apple iPhones to a Chinese plant owned by its parent Foxconn.

The labor union said some of the laid off workers were its members. The union is in Mie Prefecture in central Japan, where Sharp’s plant is located.

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