Foxconn Promised Wisconsin Thousands Of Jobs, Now They’re Offshoring To Mexico

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Foxconn is laying off workers after promising to bring more jobs to the United States.

The Taiwan-based company Foxconn will lay of 155 workers at their computer factory outside Indianapolis after promising to bring more jobs to the United States, according to Reuters.

Records from the Labor Department show that the jobs were removed due to the company shifting some production to Mexico.

The 155 jobs are a small fraction of Foxconn’s workforce of 988,000. But the company has been under scrutiny after President Trump used them as proof that he was reviving manufacturing in America. Trump has threatened to punish companies that move U.S. jobs to other countries.

Foxconn has failed to meet job-creation targets at another of their facilities in Wisconsin. Foxconn is now reconsidering these previously announced plans and Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers is reconsidering the $4 billion in tax breaks that was agreed upon with Foxconn.

Foxconn is not expected to reach the goal of creating 13,000 jobs at this Wisconsin facility.

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