(Nikkei Asian Review) Chairman Terry Gou said Foxconn Technology Group will be able to replace 30% of its workers on the production lines with robots in five years' time.
Gou said he wants to cut the number of staff in the repetitive, monotonous work of putting together mobile gadgets including Apple's iPhones, and he plans to shift that 30% of workers to sales and software design positions.
"I am not replacing jobs with robots," Gou said during the annual shareholders meeting on June 25. "I am having workers do work that require thinking."
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