Foxconn reportedly considering 7 states for U.S. plant


Foxconn, one of Apple’s major suppliers, says it’s planning to invest $7 billion in a U.S. display manufacturing plant. It hasn’t been decided where the company wants to build the facility, but according to Bloomberg, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, and Texas are all candidates. > TechSpot

Will Foxconn actually build a U.S. plant? Pennsylvania offers a cautionary tale.


There was a lot promised to the residents of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in 2013. China-based tech company Foxconn “sent a jolt through the state capital” when its CEO announced a $30 million facility would be built to bring jobs to the area. The plans have yet to materialize. > Milwaukee Public Radio

Walker’s tax scam for manufacturers


Why do business lobbyists and Republican politicians constantly claim that tax breaks for the rich create jobs when no evidence exists that this is true? Recent news reports reveal that Gov. Walker’s massive income tax cut to wealthy Wisconsinites has not created more manufacturing jobs. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Wisconsin one of several states Foxconn is eying


Foxconn, the world’s largest contract electronics maker and a major Apple supplier, says it plans to invest more than $10 billion in a display-making factory in the U.S. and will decide on the location of the plant next month. Wisconsin, Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania and North Carolina are reportedly being scouted. > Reuters

Foxconn reportedly eying sites in Kenosha area, but Michigan still contending


Kenosha and Racine counties are reportedly on the short list of contenders for a multi-billion dollar assembly plant by Foxconn, a huge Taiwanese manufacturer of iPhones and electronic gear. Foxconn is looking at two Kenosha-area sites, which could bring thousands of jobs to SE Wisconsin, though Michigan is also still in the running. > Kenosha News While Trump says one thing in Wisconsin, his budget cuts say another


Though he trumpeted apprenticeships in Waukesha yesterday, Trump’s budget slashes 40% from job training programs. For workers in states like Wisconsin, the impact would be devastating, with an estimated 34,000 residents losing services that help them find work or acquire the skills needed by growing industries like advanced manufacturing, health care and IT. >

‘It’s devastating Trump’s here’, say Waukesha GE workers whose jobs are moving to Canada

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President Trump’s Waukesha visit had Waukesha GE employees speaking out that they consider the President and Paul Ryan to have failed them as they prepare to lose their jobs to Canada. GE announced they plant closure before November but many employees believed his promise that he’d keep jobs in America and voted for him. > WDJT Milwaukee