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Foxconn Considers Bringing Chinese Workers to Wisconsin as U.S. Labor Market Tightens
The Wall Street Journal ^ | 06 Nov 2018 | Yang Jie, Shayndi Raice and Eric Morath

Posted on 11/06/2018 9:09:34 PM PST by Theoria

The Taiwanese supplier to Apple must meet hiring, wage and investment targets by various dates to receive tax and other ‘performance-based’ benefits

Foxconn Technology is considering bringing in personnel from China to help staff a large facility under construction in southern Wisconsin as it struggles to find engineers and other workers in one of the tightest labor markets in the U.S.

The company, the Taiwanese supplier to Apple Inc., has been trying to tap Chinese engineers through internal transfers to supplement staffing for the Wisconsin plant, according to people familiar with the matter.

(Excerpt) Read more at wsj.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: apple; china; chinese; economy; foxconn; taiwan; visa; wisconsin

1 posted on 11/06/2018 9:09:34 PM PST by Theoria
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To: Theoria

Uhhh, not gonna happen.


2 posted on 11/06/2018 9:12:29 PM PST by PGR88
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To: Theoria

Of course offering more money is out of the question, right?

I mean, why bow to U.S. market economic forces when you can just import Chinese market economic forces.


3 posted on 11/06/2018 9:14:43 PM PST by Steely Tom ([Seth Rich] == [the Democrat's John Dean])
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To: Theoria

FoxConn wants to bring their cheap labor with them.
Not gonna happen.


4 posted on 11/06/2018 9:17:18 PM PST by tennmountainman ("Trust Sessions" Yeah Right)
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To: Steely Tom

Exactly.

Every tine I hear “well we just can’t find anybody” my first question is “how much are you offering?”. Followed by “maybe we should try paying more”. Not a popular sentiment with upper management though.


5 posted on 11/06/2018 9:23:32 PM PST by Alcibiades (I'm not tired of winning. More MAGA. More Mooch. More 5D chess. More covfefe.)
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To: Theoria
NO!!!!! We have too many Chinese here in NYC. They are totally taking over Queens and Brooklyn, buying up housing like red ants on the march. They have all kinds of lovely habits, like walking around in their pajamas, looking like they just rolled out of bed. Like rummaging through our garbage and recycling, looking for bottles to redeem and other assorted "treasures". Like having their toddlers relieve themselves just wherever they happen to be---like our lawn. Like, smoking cigarette after cigarette and discarding the filthy butts in gardens and on lawns. Like, using shrubbery as a hanging post to dry laundered rugs. Yeah, let's bring in MORE of them!
6 posted on 11/06/2018 9:23:32 PM PST by EinNYC
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To: tennmountainman

wasn’t that a tenant of the TPP????


7 posted on 11/06/2018 9:27:58 PM PST by ak267
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To: Alcibiades
Every tine I hear “well we just can’t find anybody” my first question is “how much are you offering?”. Followed by “maybe we should try paying more”. Not a popular sentiment with upper management though.

I've been getting daily email from a couple of recruiters offering a really low ball pay for a "hot" job. They just don't seem to realize they won't get experienced engineers for less pay than my company pays for recent college graduates. Any my company aims to be about median or a little less on pay.

8 posted on 11/06/2018 9:36:22 PM PST by KarlInOhio (Leave the job, leave the clearance. It should be the same rule for the Swamp as for everyone else.)
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To: ak267

Don’t know.


9 posted on 11/06/2018 9:43:38 PM PST by tennmountainman ("Trust Sessions" Yeah Right)
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To: Steely Tom; All

I recently read an article reporting that Buffalo and other small cities were experiencing a slowing of economic development because of reduction in immigration. Offering more money can be a help. Returning technical education and apprenticeships to our high schools could also help. STEM courses could be valuable. Then too, we might want to develop a more sensible immigration policy.


10 posted on 11/06/2018 9:44:29 PM PST by gleeaikin
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To: EinNYC
NO!!!!! ... Yeah, let's bring in MORE of them!

Well, which is it? No or yeah?

Anyway, I thought it was crazy that the best Chinese food I ever ate was in a NYC restaurant near Times Square. Yes, you have a lot of Chinese there. Newsflash - they're everywhere! But mostly on the East and West coasts. About time Wisconsin shares the burden. I've seen what you've encountered. Here in the SF Bay Area, a Chinese grandma rushed a toddler boy to outside of our local grocery supermarket, pulled his pants down and had him relieve himself on the bushes near the front door. Chinese women with bags of food (with rich smells) crowd the subway station platform, and when the train arrives, from the side they elbow aside people that were patiently standing in a line queue to enter, rude! My wife hates them, and she's Chinese-American (called an ABC since she was born and raised here - American-Born-Chinese).

11 posted on 11/06/2018 9:46:45 PM PST by roadcat
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To: Theoria

please Foxxcom, hire Americans!


12 posted on 11/06/2018 9:51:12 PM PST by faithhopecharity ("Politicians aren't born, they're excreted." -Marcus Tillius Cicero (3 BCE))
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To: Steely Tom

Because that will do a number of things

Cut into the profit margin.
Increase the break even price (which means you have to charge more)

That and you have to get people willing to relocate, who probably are employed right now.

Businesses are in a panic right now.


13 posted on 11/06/2018 10:19:11 PM PST by redgolum
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To: Theoria

This is what the TPP was all about,commoditizing human workers.


14 posted on 11/06/2018 10:58:30 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death by cults.)
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To: Jonty30
commoditizing human workers

Yes. There is a reason the old "Staffing Office" or "Personnel Department" is now referred to as "Human Resources". We aren't people anymore, we are merely a resource to be exploited for minimum outlay. If we can be replaced by someone with similar abilities but will work cheaper (*cough* illegals and H1B's *cough*), they can't dump us fast enough.

15 posted on 11/06/2018 11:57:43 PM PST by Don W (When blacks riot, neighbourhoods and cities burn. When whites riot, nations and continents burn.)
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To: gleeaikin

Yeah. Training is good. Plus stop teaching stupid courses in universities. Right now this country has truly entered a dark future.


16 posted on 11/07/2018 12:53:28 AM PST by HighSierra5
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To: Theoria

Great move!...yeah, that’s the ticket.

Let’s import Chinese engineers so they can commit industrial and intellectual espionage right out in the open...


17 posted on 11/07/2018 1:25:51 AM PST by AFret.
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To: Jonty30

This is why I was glad to see the TPP go away. It would have allowed companies to essentially be immigration offices. They could have freely brought “workers” into the USA to staff their US locations. A system like that would been have abused to no end.


18 posted on 11/07/2018 1:54:14 AM PST by Stevenfo
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To: AFret.

A Taiwanese chip-maker is being sued by Micron Technologies for stealing IP and passing it on to China.


19 posted on 11/07/2018 8:31:23 PM PST by mikeIII
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