Foxconn has been the subject of intense scrutiny this year after ten workers killed themselves. The suicides were blamed on harsh working conditions and low pay.
Foxconn raised worker salary to help improve moral and eliminated death benefits that amounted to about ten years salary for the average workers family. Some have criticized the living conditions in the dorms that Foxconn owns that house about 450,000 workers.
In an effort to improve the living conditions and remove some of the scrutiny from itself, Foxconn has turned the management of the dorms over to a professional management company. The management company will reportedly charge rent, but Foxconn will offer a living stipend to offset the rent.