Next May, only 1,500 employees are expected instead of 1,800: Evers
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Foxconn Group might only employ 1,500 people when its new plant inWisconsin starts operations next May, the state’s governor told CNBC Tuesday (July 9).
The company’s founder, Kuomintang presidential contender Terry Gou (郭台銘), once promised at least 1,800 jobs by the end of 2020 and eventually 13,000 in return for US$4 billion worth of incentives.
Gou made the promises before he had resigned the chairmanship of his company and when a Republican, Scott Walker, was still governor of Wisconsin.
The new governor, Democrat Tony Evers, told CNBC in an exclusive interview that the Taiwanese company was once again likely to miss its targets. He also revealed that he had visited the factory site near the town of Racine in late June. [FULL STORY]