The technology provider Foxconn refused reports Tuesday that he is considering manning his planned Wisconsin facility with Chinese workers due to the tight labor market in the state.
"We can categorically say the claim that we recruit Chinese personnel to our staff. Our Wisconsin project is false." Foxconn, based in Taiwan, told The Wall Street Journal in a statement.
Sources familiar with the case had told the Journal that Foxconn could bring personnel from China to employees in the facility, given the tight US labor market.
In particular, the source said Foxconn chairman Terry Ghou was looking for business engineers who would be willing to move to Wisconsin.
Ghou eventually struggles to find employees who would move so far away and are frustrated by it.
Foxconn later told the Journal that its "Wisconsin's first commitment remains unchanged."
In a further statement, it is said that there are still plans to employ 1
"We continue to focus on hiring and training workers from all over Wisconsin. We will complement the recruitment from other US locations as needed," said the company.
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Foxconn actively seeks talent at high schools and local colleges to try to find workers for their new facility, like other Wisconsin- Employers offer workers better benefits and too share to prevent them being poached by other states.
"All technical schools and local unions rivers up their programs, but I still think Foxconn is going to fall to find the people they need," said Loretta Olson, the owner of an Express Work Consultant Office near the factory.
"They are going to recruit from outside the area."