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The Latest: Pocan skeptical of Foxconn jobs, wages

The Latest: Pocan skeptical of Foxconn jobs, wages

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on electronic giant Foxconn locating a plant in southeastern Wisconsin (all times local):

11:10 a.m.

A Wisconsin congressman is warning legislators to take a hard look at Foxconn's plans to locate a plant in southeastern Wisconsin before signing off on a $3 billion incentive package.

A deal Republican Gov. Scott Walker signed with Foxconn calls for the company to invest $10 billion in Wisconsin and employ 3,000 people by 2020, with up to 13,000 workers within six years.

Democratic U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan said during a news conference Wednesday that he's skeptical the plant will really employ 13,000 people. He said any incentive package should be based on the number of jobs actually created.

He added that people from Illinois likely will take many of the jobs and questioned how much pay employees would really receive.

Pocan also questioned if Foxconn would abandon plans for the plant if President Donald Trump doesn't follow through on a proposal to raise tariffs on imports.

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8:15 a.m.

Foxconn Technology Group is not saying whether it plans to invest $30 billion in the United States as President Donald Trump claimed he was told by the company's leader "off the record."

Trump told a group of small business leaders on Tuesday that Foxconn CEO Terry Gou told him privately that the Taiwanese electronics manufacturer was going to invest $30 billion in the U.S. The company has signed a deal with Wisconsin for a $10 billion display panel manufacturing plant.

Foxconn reiterated in a statement Wednesday that the Wisconsin plant "will be the first of a series of facilities we will be building in several states." It did not address Trump's statement about the total investment. The company says it hasn't announced its plans for other sites.


Updated : 2021-04-14 05:48 GMT+08:00