Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Foxconn hiring shortfall would be OK with 1 clear-eyed business. In Illinois.

Hey, what are neighbors for?

A Foxconn failure to keep the workforce promises it made to win pledges of more than $4 billion in Wisconsin state and local subsidies doesn't break one Illinois employer's heart:
Foxconn’s Wisconsin factory isn’t what it initially promised. Can it still create a high-tech hub?
The prospect of a scaled-down Foxconn is something of a relief to Mundelein-based MacLean-Fogg, which manufactures components for the auto industry. 
“We were nervous about it as to how it was going to impact our ability to be able to fill positions, because it was hard enough as it was,” said Kristin Malbasa, executive vice president of human resources. “At the same time, because it’s hard, we didn’t know where they were going to find 13,000 people.” 
I'll be adding this post to my Foxconn blog archive now in its 33rd month:
A Foxconn Fever primer
 NBC Nightly News, 7/21/19 

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