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Re: Foxconn sweatshop

Postby Shorty » Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:53 pm

Walker's Horrendous Foxconn Deal Exposed
https://shepherdexpress.com/news/taking ... questions/

"The Tuesday after Election Day was when Amazon announced the grand prize winners of the largest economic development jackpot in American history: New York, Virginia and Tennessee would gain 55,000 high-paying Amazon jobs in exchange for more than $2.4 billion in state subsidies. It didn’t take long for Wisconsin taxpayers to realize exactly what Amazon’s announcement meant for them. They’d been taken to the cleaners by Walker, Donald Trump and Terry Gou, Foxconn’s billionaire chairman. Walker’s deal with Foxconn provides $4 billion in state and local taxpayer subsidies in exchange for an actual guarantee of only 3,000 jobs paying an average of $53,000 a year in a Mount Pleasant electronics plant.

Compare that to the enormous number of higher-paying jobs costing far less for the winners of the great Amazon lottery. Amazon split 50,000 headquarters jobs averaging $150,000 a year, with 25,000 going to New York (which bid $1.5 billion in direct state subsidies) and 25,000 to Virginia (bidding only $573 million in direct subsidies plus infrastructure, transportation and educational improvements). Nashville, Tenn., was a surprise last-minute addition, winning an Amazon operations center providing 5,000 new jobs in exchange for $102 million in state subsidies.

Economic experts who track politicians frantically throwing enormous bundles of cash at multibillion-dollar corporations in exchange for jobs question whether such one-sided deals ever pay off for taxpayers. Wisconsin’s nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau estimated state taxpayers wouldn’t recoup their obscenely high cash payments to Foxconn for a quarter century. Economists thought New York’s $1.5 billion for 25,000 Amazon jobs already was a gross overpayment. That puts Wisconsin’s $4 billion to Foxconn for fewer jobs than Nashville got for $102 million on another planet somewhere.

“The Foxconn deal is one of the all-time historically bad tax giveaways by any state,” said Jeffrey Dorfman, an economics professor at the University of Georgia, “whereas the Amazon deals look more like an average bad tax giveaway to a big business.”"

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Re: Foxconn sweatshop

Postby gargantua » Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:35 pm

At least Walker didn't win reelection for screwing state taxpayers. It's probably one of the reasons he lost.

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Re: Foxconn sweatshop

Postby Shorty » Fri Dec 28, 2018 3:54 pm

Seeing what they think of me, out of curiosity.

-----Original Message-----
From: recruitment_notifications@adp.com <recruitment_notifications@adp.com>
Sent: Friday, December 28, 2018 3:22 PM
Subject: Thank you for your interest in Foxconn

We have received your inquiry regarding employment opportunities at Foxconn Company and are in the process of reviewing your qualifications against our current requirements. Should your background and experience meet the requirements of one of our job openings, we will contact you to request additional information. If we do not have an appropriate opening at this time, we will retain your inquiry for future consideration.

There are many different business groups within Foxconn, and we encourage you to review all our current openings online at https://foxconnjobs.us

Sincerely,

Foxconn HR Team

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Re: Foxconn sweatshop

Postby Shorty » Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:11 pm

Scott Walker’s parting gift: A corporate welfare deal costing each Wisconsin taxpayer $1,800
http://www.citypages.com/news/scott-wal ... KHJbrsF92o

"Begin with the fact that, as corporate citizens go, Foxconn falls somewhere between Enron and Mussolini. It’s being investigated for dumping toxic metals into Chinese rivers, and has been cited dozens of times for using underage labor. One factory’s working conditions were so bad that 18 employees jumped to their deaths in a single year.

Welcome to Wisconsin, boys. Will $4.5 billion make you comfortable? That’s the estimated cost of the welfare package, which covers everything from job subsidies to road improvements. When all is said and done, every Wisconsin taxpayer is expected to kick in $1,800.

Initially, Foxconn promised to create some 13,000 jobs. But that estimate has been continually pared down since the deal was finished, now falling in the range of 3,000 to 10,000 – with no guarantees. Workers’ average pay will be about $50,000 annually. But those paychecks will funded by Mr. & Mrs. Wisconsin for years to come."

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Re: Foxconn sweatshop

Postby Shorty » Wed Jan 02, 2019 2:08 pm

"Thank you for your recent interest in the Foxconn opening and thank you for your patience while we conducted the selection process. We have decided to move forward with other candidates whose experience is a better fit for the role. Again, thank you for your time to apply to the position. We appreciate your interest in our company! There are many other positions and we encourage you to continue to apply for other positions within Foxconn. To see all jobs - please visit https://foxconnjobs.us. Regards, Talent Acquisition Team"

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Re: Foxconn sweatshop

Postby gargantua » Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:29 pm

Better luck next time!

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Re: Foxconn sweatshop

Postby Cadfael » Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:07 pm

Always wondered about that style of application processing. It's not that difficult to look at a resume and see what this applicant's strengths and weaknesses are. You can then just tell the applicants what positions they DO qualify for, and save everybody some time.

But nooooo. Start the process all over again, for a slightly different position. It's almost as if the entire company is so compartmentalized that nobody really knows what the other departments do, including the people who are supposed to oversee them.

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Re: Foxconn sweatshop

Postby Henry Vilas » Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:21 am

Wisconsin outfoxed again.

Bad enough that Foxconn could not scrape together 260 hires in Wisconsin for all of 2018, as now the company is saying recruitment is dragging, too:

“While Foxconn remains committed to creating 13,000 jobs in Wisconsin, we have adjusted our recruitment and hiring timeline,” the company said in a statement Friday. “We need to have the agility to adapt to a range of factors, including global economic conditions.”

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Re: Foxconn sweatshop

Postby Ned Flanders » Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:16 pm

Is this what they call a MAGA moment?

Foxconn appears to reverse course after talking to Trump, will do 'manufacturing' in Wisconsin
"Great news on Foxconn in Wisconsin after my conversation with" the chairman, President Donald Trump tweeted.
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/suprem ... ng-n965966

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Re: Foxconn sweatshop

Postby gargantua » Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:25 pm

Ned Flanders wrote:Is this what they call a MAGA moment?

Foxconn appears to reverse course after talking to Trump, will do 'manufacturing' in Wisconsin
"Great news on Foxconn in Wisconsin after my conversation with" the chairman, President Donald Trump tweeted.
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/suprem ... ng-n965966

No.
Foxconn will do what it wants. Just like Kim Jong Un. Trump's announcements have less credibility than Baghdad Bob.

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Re: Foxconn sweatshop

Postby DCB » Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:28 pm

Trump: "Keep up the pretense for another 2 years and you'll get your money. I know this scam didn't work for Walker but I know it will work for me".

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Re: Foxconn sweatshop

Postby Ned Flanders » Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:31 pm

Lots of pain here. You'd rather see the state get shafted than Trump seal the deal, right?

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Re: Foxconn sweatshop

Postby DCB » Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:24 pm

"Getting Shafted" is the deal.

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Re: Foxconn sweatshop

Postby gozer » Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:12 pm

what will be the next walker trick exposed?

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Re: Foxconn sweatshop

Postby gargantua » Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:44 am

Ned Flanders wrote:Lots of pain here. You'd rather see the state get shafted than Trump seal the deal, right?

We knew all along that the state would get shafted. Try to keep up.


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