Foxconn Technology Group, one of Apple’s manufacturing companies that has come under scrutiny for labor standards, is putting a freeze on hiring.The company has stopped hiring at its Shenzhen plant and ceased recruiting efforts at other factories. While some have speculated the slow down in hires is related to Apple, the company dismissed this notion. “This action is not related to any single customer and any speculation to the contrary is false and inaccurate,” a spokesperson for Foxconn said in a statement. [Source: Reuters]