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7 days ago by Ianc
Why Foxconn Is Considering Engineers From China - Forbes
Some controversy emerged with a report that Foxconn, a Taiwanese company, plans to transfer engineers from China into Wisconsin to staff its large expansion into the state. A look at the demand for high-skilled talent nationwide and the small number of graduate students in key technical fields at Wisconsin universities might make Foxconn’s thinking more understandable.
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7 days ago by areadevelopment
Murphy’s law: 33 Wisconsin election winners and losers • Urban Milwaukee
Bruce Murphy has 33 lessons from Tuesday's election in Wisconsin, which threw out Trump-backed Foxconn-backing incumbent governor Scott Walker:
<p>Loser: Foxconn. The company was all in for its generous benefactor Scott Walker, announcing three suspicious satellite innovation centers in Milwaukee, Eau Claire and Green Bay, in order to convince voters their massive $4.1 billion subsidy would benefit the whole state, but polls show it didn’t work. Now they will face a Democratically-appointed DNR secretary, who may have different ideas about how much air and water pollution — and how much withdrawal of Lake Michigan water — is allowed. </p>

This is going to be one to keep an eye on. In other news, Wisconsin approved marijuana use, so that's an alternative use for those fields, perhaps.
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8 days ago by charlesarthur
While we were sleeping, Republican Gov. was ousted by Democrat Tony Evers in .

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9 days ago by lurrel
Foxconn considers bringing Chinese workers to Wisconsin as US labour market tightens • WSJ
Yang Jie, Shayndi Raice and Eric Morath:
<p>The company, the Taiwanese supplier to Apple, has been trying to tap Chinese engineers through internal transfers to supplement staffing for the Wisconsin plant, according to people familiar with the matter.

The state pledged $3 billion in tax and other “performance-based” incentives to help lure Foxconn, and local authorities added $764 million. Foxconn must meet hiring, wage and investment targets by various dates to receive most of those benefits.

The company promised the state it would invest $10bn and build a 22-million-square-foot liquid-crystal display panel plant, hiring 13,000 employees, primarily factory workers along with some engineers and business support positions.

Foxconn said its “Wisconsin first commitment remains unchanged,” in a written statement to The Wall Street Journal in response to questions about its hiring plans. In a separate statement it said it still plans to ultimately hire 13,000, and the majority “will work on high-value production and engineering assignments and in the research and development field.”</p>

Foxconn says: nope nope nope. But Wisconsin's unemployment rate is well below the national average.
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9 days ago by charlesarthur

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