Wisconsin says Trump-touted Foxconn factory failed to create jobs

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Wisconsin officials told Foxconn, the Taiwan-based company that has pledged to create 13,000 statewide jobs, on Monday that it missed the employment targets needed to be approved for tax credits. state for the second year in a row.Reuters reported that officials in Wisconsin informed Foxconn representatives in a letter that the company was not employing enough full-time employees in 2019 at its Mount Pleasant facility to be eligible for the credits.

“Once Foxconn is able to provide more specific details on the proposed project, such as its size, scope, planned capital investment and job creation, WEDC [The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation] would be able to offer support for the project with tax incentives, ”wrote a state official, according to Reuters.

Foxconn responded to the outlet, calling Wisconsin’s statement a “disappointment and surprise that threatens good faith negotiations” with state officials going forward.

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The company later announced that it would continue to develop the facility as planned, but failed to create as many jobs as it had originally promised.

“We undertook the assessment while simultaneously seeking to expand our investment across Wisconsin well beyond our original plans to ensure that the company, our workforce, the local community and the state of Wisconsin will be positioned for long term success, ”the company said. at the time, prompting a tweet from Trump: “Good news on Foxconn in Wisconsin after my conversation with Terry Gou!” “



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