A factory that makes mice and other peripherals for Microsoft has been accused of exploiting child labor, with kids as young as 14 working up to 15 hour days. Not to mention they are getting only several dollars per day. Let’s hope Microsoft can follow through with the investigation and get this cleaned up.
The report says: “KYE recruits hundreds (up to 1,000) ‘work-study’ students 16 and 17 years of age, who work 15-hour shifts, six and seven days a week making webcams, mice and other computer peripherals. Some of the workers appear to be just 14 or 15 years old. A typical shift is from 7:45 a.m. to 10:55 p.m. Most of the students work for three months, but some stay longer.” The investigation was conducted over a three-year period.