Foxconn May Slow Pace of Recruitment at New Wisconsin Plant
(Bloomberg) -- Foxconn Technology Group may hire workers at a slower pace for its new Wisconsin plant, adding to mounting gloom over the state of the technology industry and global trade.
The biggest assembler of Apple Inc.’s iPhones, known as Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. in Taiwan and Asia, said it has adjusted the timeframe for recruitment and hiring at its $10 billion manufacturing facility in the U.S. state.
“While Foxconn remains committed to creating 13,000 jobs in Wisconsin, we have adjusted our recruitment and hiring timeline,” the company said in a statement Friday. “We need to have the agility to adapt to a range of factors, including global economic conditions.”
The company in a separate emailed statement on Saturday said that hiring for the facility is still ongoing. Foxconn, which set up its North American headquarters in Milwaukee, said earlier the factory has already created more than 1,000 jobs.
The announcement comes amid mounting signals demand for Apple’s iPhone is flagging. Apple is said to plan hiring cutbacks for some divisions.
In November, Bloomberg News had reported that Foxconn is planning steep reduction in its expenses in 2019.
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Zeke2 days ago
The te hnology changes so fast it is hard to see how Foxconn ever lives up to its commitment on hiring....Motorola built a 1.5 MILLION sq ft cellphone engineering and manufacturing plant in Harvard IL in 1996...and then closed the entire operation in 2003....it has sat vacant for almost 15 years....WI taxpayers have ben conned for sure as Foxconn will stay there so long as it has a product someone wants to buy and makes money doing so...
$4 billion for $1000 jobs. That's only $4 million per job. Great deal, Scott Walker...for Foxconn!
Seem FoxConn hard time finding International Students at Wisconsin plant for design department, R&D and 13 hours shift 6 days work.
Sick and Tiredyesterday
How many billions and how many decades to recover any of the money did this cost the citizens of Wisconsin. Foxconn has closed plants in Japan and moved them to Viet Nam for cheaper labor, they are cutting back in China and moving some of that operation to cheaper labor countries. Much of these is caused by uncertainties in the Chinese economy and much of that has been caused by the trade war started over Trump's tariffs.
if your business requires a tax subsidy to be profitable, it is not a viable business model
Wisconsin gave Foxconn $5 billion dollars to open factory in U.S
It's OK, walker got what he needed, that's all that really ever mattered, Right?
now the people of Wisconsin are going to pay the price.
Mangez Ma Merdeyesterday
This whole Foxconn deal was a snake oil con from the beginning.
Fosconn is infamous for making grandiose promises to gain BILLIONS in tax breaks then NOT following through on their promises.
The did the this in Brazil. They NEVER built that factory after receiving "hundreds of millions" in bribes from the Brazilian government.
Wisconsin wasn't supposed to see a profit from Foxconn for 30 years. I'd say more like 50 years now.
foxconn costing every taxpayer in wisconsin hundreds of dollars , but hey the deal made walker look good so who cares.
Explorer for Successyesterday
Wow, GOP spend $4 billion from regular workers and created 1000 jobs!
DarrinF2 days ago
Another hollow Foxconn promise. Walker should be ashamed of the deal.
Let's see $4 Billion divided by 14000 is...$285,000 per job. Great job Walker!
Hellya2 days ago
meaning if tariffs are gone then no factory in WI.
Foxconn will be making flat-screen TVs in Wisconsin, not phones.
I gotta wonder how much Scott Walker pocketed on that deal .
But will Walker and the other politicians that voted for this plant be held responsible when the deal goes south?
All the tax breaks offered are now meaningless, as the GOP "bring the jobs back home" plan unravels- due in part by Trump's Tariffs...
Scotty got played
James13 hours ago
Assuming Scott Walker fails to revive his political career, he will land a seven figure salary as an Advisor at Foxconn. They don’t even pretend anymore.
Pete19 hours ago
It comes as no surprise. It will be interesting to see how many jobs the new plant creates. I'm guessing way fewer than predicted or "promised" to the tax payers.
Snotty Walker made this deal to get reelected. Whether it's good or not was completely beside the point.
Scotty Walker got FoxConned. Nice going.
how many illegals will they hire at that plant?
They may not find 13,000 qualified area applicants there!!!
Jason15 hours ago
Guessing this is the start of Foxconn changing their minds.
Are they going to return the tax giveaways?
James15 hours ago
Are the 1000 jobs construction workers?
No problem. Your tax credits and cuts will be adjusted accordingly.