Young Teens in Cambodia Lie About Their Age to Get Hired as Plants Scramble for Staff

Cambodia Factories Grapple With Issue of Underage Workers – WSJ, December 29, 2013
…The factory believes Ms. Lim is at least 18 years old.
Except she’s not. According to her parents and her birth record, Ms. Lim soon will turn 15.
Ms. Lim said that at her job interview a factory employee wrote an earlier birth year on her paperwork than the one indicated on the birth record she presented. “If they see our age is younger, they will not choose us,” she said.
Her 20-year-old sister, Len, said a factory worker did the same thing when she applied there a couple of years ago before she had turned 18…

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