Foxconn math could boost qualifying for WI subsidies

Some fine reporting in BizTimes shows that while we now know that Foxconn is reducing the scale of its original, large-screen device factory, it intended to hire 5,000 workers of its ultimate 13,000-person workforce at the bottom of its pay scale.

And after robotization, then what?

The story also indicates that the pay of hundreds of higher-paying white collar positions at Foxconn's Milwaukee headquarters and Green Bay innovation center will be factored into overall average pay along with six-figure, presumably management salaries which the company will use to compute and meet its contractually-pledged average per-job wage of about $53,000 - - and thus qualifying for the transfer of taxpayer dollars by the millions.

Thanks to this version of the 'art of the deal,' advantage Foxconn, to the taxpayers and many workers' disadvantage.

Some of the 'blighted' Racine County cabbage fields Foxconn will build on. 2017 photo.

And to bulldozed land, and language, ad math to a project the parties say is evolving.

Full Foxconn archive, here.

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