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iPhones cost US$800, I was offered a job at Foxconn to assemble them for US$1.7 per hour, 40 hours per week | South China Morning Post
There are few requirements for being a production line worker at Foxconn. As long as you are educated to the age of 15, are aged between 16 and a half and 40, and are not Uygur or Tibetan, you’re welcome to apply.


“behave well or you will not be able to resign”.
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7 days ago by bekishore
One month ago, Foxconn said its innovation centers weren’t empty — they still are • The Verge
Josh Dzieza:
<p>At the event announcing the Madison project, Foxconn’s Alan Yeung said the innovation centers were “not empty,” which prompted laughter from the crowd. Yeung also said The Verge’s story contained “a lot of inaccuracies” and that the company would issue a correction soon. He did not say what those inaccuracies were, and Foxconn never issued a correction, nor has it responded to repeated requests to clarify Yeung’s statement.

One month after Yeung’s comments and promise of a correction, every innovation center in Wisconsin is still empty, according to public documents and sources involved with the innovation center process. Foxconn has yet to purchase the Madison building Yeung announced, according to Madison property records. No renovation or occupancy permits have been taken out for Foxconn’s Racine innovation center, though a permit has been taken out for work on the roof of another property Foxconn bought for “smart city” initiatives. There has been no activity in Foxconn’s Green Bay building, either.</p>

The Verge is doing good work by continuing to hold Foxconn (and by extension Wisconsin's useless governor) to account on this boondoggle. How soon is an election where it will all get thrown out?
wisconsin  foxconn 
12 days ago by charlesarthur
Foxconn Tore Up a Small Town to Build a Big Factory—Then Retreated - WSJ
The iPhone maker got fat incentives to build a $10 billion LCD plant that largely hasn’t materialized on land where Mount Pleasant, Wis., razed homes and crops
this-week-453  Around-the-web  Matt  foxconn  economic-development  site-selection  taxes-incentives  jobs  wisconsin  midwest  FDI  location-USA  electronics-industry 
23 days ago by areadevelopment
CEO and presidential candidate Terry Gou will visit the White House this week where he may meet with…
KMT  Foxconn  from twitter_favs
24 days ago by schee
Wisconsin Governor Wants to Renegotiate Foxconn Contract - US News
Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers wants to renegotiate the state's nearly $3 billion contract with Foxconn Technology Group, saying it's "unrealistic" to think the company will employ 13,000 people as originally promised.
government-policy  taxes-incentives  economic-development-news  wisconsin  foxconn  Around-the-web  this-week-453 
5 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Since when asking goddess for permission to in for president becomes our custom? Soooooo weird.
Taiwan  Foxconn  from twitter_favs
5 weeks ago by schee
Wondering what thinks about Terry Gou of 's running for President ? Like Terr…
Taiwan  2020  foxconn  from twitter_favs
5 weeks ago by schee
Foxconn is confusing the hell out of Wisconsin - The Verge
Last summer, Foxconn announced a barrage of new projects in Wisconsin — so we went looking for them.
this-week-453  Around-the-web  Matt  wisconsin  midwest  foxconn  workforce  taxes-incentives  economic-development  site-selection  jobs  FDI 
5 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Foxconn is confusing the hell out of Wisconsin - The Verge
Last summer, Foxconn announced a barrage of new projects in Wisconsin — so we went looking for them
Foxconn  regionaldevelopment  subsidy  review  critique  Wisconsin  USA  TheVerge  2019 
6 weeks ago by inspiral
Apple's Clean Energy Program Doubles With Foxconn, TSMC, hardware suppliers
Environmental concerns have been at the forefront of Apple’s latest initiatives. Today, the tech giant announced that they have doubled the number of suppliers committed to 100% clean energy goals, bringing the total to 44 at present. With this, the manufacturer is slated to exceed its goal of bringing 4 gigawatts of renewable energy to...

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6 weeks ago by vrzone
Reply All #132, Negative Mount Pleasant
A small town in Wisconsin becomes the site of a completely unprecedented experiment.
ReplyAll  podcast  2018Faves  Foxconn  technology  Wisconsin 
9 weeks ago by briansholis
Inside Wisconsin’s Disastrous $4.5 Billion Deal With Foxconn - Bloomberg
A huge tax break was supposed to create a manufacturing paradise, but interviews with 49 people familiar with the project depict a chaotic operation unlikely to ever employ 13,000 workers.
foxconn  wisconsin  government-policy  economic-development-news  Around-the-web  this-week-448  china  business-globalization  taxes-incentives 
february 2019 by areadevelopment
Inside Wisconsin’s disastrous $4.5bn deal with Foxconn • Bloomberg
Austin Carr:
<p>[Foxconn chief Terry] Gou deputized his special assistant, Woo, and another lieutenant, Alan Yeung, Foxconn’s director of US strategic initiatives, to handle the details. They aggressively pursued cash subsidies, calling and texting at all hours. At one point, according to state records released to the public, Woo texted Neitzel at 1:17 a.m., “Give us 200m upfront then it is a done deal.” (Neitzel declined.)

As a bidding war heated up among a handful of states, including Michigan and Ohio, Wisconsin upped its offer. Foxconn demanded subsidies that would make US operations as cheap as in China, and Hogan says Foxconn estimated a 30% cost difference. He acknowledges the subsidy numbers grew “staggering” but says Foxconn won’t get those incentives without delivering the promised numbers of jobs.

Wisconsin’s final bid, written on a single piece of paper, offered as much as $150m in sales tax exemptions and $2.9bn in refundable tax credits on the condition that Foxconn meet certain hiring and capital investment thresholds. Other public costs, including $764m in local incentives from Mount Pleasant and its home county of Racine, made up the other third of the package. When the team slid the paper to Woo in July, Hogan recalls, he folded it up and said, “Terry wants to do business with Governor Walker.”

Even before Foxconn signed the contract in November 2017, Walker’s win began to morph into a political liability. As details of the mostly closed-door negotiations came to light, the narrative soured. At a time when Trump was stoking economic nationalism and ripping on companies that shipped jobs to China, many saw the subsidies as a desperate giveaway to a foreign company with close ties to Beijing…

…“There’s no way this will ever pay itself off,” says Tim Bartik, a senior economist at the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research. He says Foxconn’s incentives are more than 10 times greater than typical government aid packages of its stripe.</p>
foxconn  technology  wisconsin 
february 2019 by charlesarthur

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