Foxconn's Wisconsin plant to create 1,500 jobs, not 13,000

Friday 12 July 2019 | 14:34 CET | News

The factory that Taiwainese manufacturer Foxconn Technology Group is currently building in Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, will only create 1,500 jobs when production starts in May 2020, far short of the 13,000 jobs promised when President Trump broke ground a year ago, reports The Verge, citing governor Tony Evers. The disparity in the figures is due to Foxconn cancelling the promised 20 million-square-foot Generation 10.5 LCD fab to produce 65-inch TVs, which was specified in the contract with Wisconsin, and instead breaking ground on a 1 million-square-foot facility that the company claims will be a Generation 6 fab that produces smaller LCDs, said the report.

Evers has been negotiating with Foxconn since he replaced former Wisconsin governor Scott Walker, and he says he now has “clarity” on Foxconn’s plans. The Wisconsin Legislature approved a USD 3 billion incentive package for Foxconn back in 2017, with overall investments in the project initially estimated to reach USD 10 billion. 


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