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Foxconn to Build $10B Factory in U.S
33 points by dcgudemanhttps://www.wsj.com/articles/apple-supplier-foxconn-to-build-10-...
WheelsAtLarge - 14 minutes ago
I find it hard to believe that they won't automate it to the max.
They've started to do it in china, why wouldn't they do it here
where labor is more expensive and the factory is brand new. Foxconn
has been manufacturing for a long time and they are looking to
reduce costs not increase them by building in the US. Automation is
the best way. I bet the jobs are not long term.Some jobs are better
than none but don't pat your back with congratulations.
lossolo - 3 minutes ago
They don't want to have problems with current US administration
and Trump wants factories, so they give him factories.
Animats - 48 minutes ago
What, 13,000 factory workers? Foxconn isn't going to use mostly
robots? Gou has said he wants to get rid of the "animals" in his
lossolo - 5 minutes ago
They would love to use mostly robot. It's political decision, not
prklmn - 39 minutes ago
3,000 workers according to Foxconn. The trump administration has
said it could create up to 13,000 over the coming years, so who
knows what that really means...
bitdeveloper - 34 minutes ago
I heard on the news that 10,000 construction jobs would be
created, so perhaps both are right - 10,000 temporary
construction jobs, and 3,000 permanent/plant jobs.
aioprisan - 25 minutes ago
You mean like all the jobs the Keystone Pipeline was going to
create that looks closer to less than 100 in the long term?
ty_a - 10 minutes ago
$3 billion in subsidies for 3,000
ArlenBales - 27 minutes ago
Are the majority of these 13,000 jobs likely to be minimum wage?
tanilama - 24 minutes ago
What do u expect? It is Foxconn, it needs bloody labor not Google
ArlenBales - 9 minutes ago
The labor is technical, which at least in the U.S. usually
carries higher wages. Chinese workers might be accustomed to
low wages in technical jobs, but I don't see Joe Bob quit his
minimum-wage burger-flipping job and go work at Foxconn
assembling iPhones at minimum-wage.
KekDemaga - 17 minutes ago
Walmart and Amazon pay well above the minimum wage. It might be
because they are so altruistic but I suspect they can't find
labor worth keeping at that price. I imagine the same will be
true for foxconn.
ribosometronome - 8 minutes ago
"Well above" isn't super meaningful. I believe Wal-mart's
minimum pay is 9/hr and most employees are closer to 12-13.
That's not going to be a livable wage in many areas. Add in
that half of those are part time and not getting employee
supplemented health insurance and it gets less livable.
cjnicholls - 19 minutes ago
without paywall: http://archive.is/SiGPl