Foxconn Wants To Build Tablets, Smartphones in USA

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emad_ramlawi

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They need to replace the free suicide nets with free fast food, and that will probably work, but they wont be as fast as those Chinese, the manufacture line may get slow and bloaty.
 

Buddy Couch

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It seems Obama planned on bringing back jobs, I really like that guy, problem is the jobs are for Motoman, Fanucman, add in your robot here. Maybe I don't like that guy.
 

JD88

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Not everyone can be an engineer or lawyer. If these jobs pay decent and offer healthcare, I welcome it. It's about time China shipped some jobs back over here.
 

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From what I have been reading, the labor work force in China is actually starting to cost more when they are not breaking labor laws so the US doesn't seem as pricey as it used to.

It would be good to get manufacturing jobs back here though. Back when we were a industrious and manufacturing nation there was less poverty and people know how to work for a living.

These days people are so self involved and expect to be given everything it's sad really.
 

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We won't only ask for higher wages. They won't be allowed to hire an American with lower wages because of how high our minimum wage is... compared to the Chinese.

I hope they can hire teenagers. Our rising generation needs to build work ethic, and nothing does it like a factory.
 

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I am proud to be American, i will bay 600$ iPhone built by Americans (exploited Hispanic majority) for Americans because that makes me American. I will not bay those horribly bad comi-rat devices that costs 200$ that comes whit Socialist so called open community OSis bat with our fine software like iOS (BSD based)!
So they will put in more robots & rest will be automatons...
 

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I've worked for this company in the US already. Was several years ago, they were contracted to run assembly lines at an HP plant in Indianapolis. Their solution was to use all temp workers, pretend like it was all temp to hire, then fire everyone (many hundreds of people at a time) when the sales run was done. They did not pay so well.

Their practice was to hire just about anyone off the street and then use whoever seemed to be more skilled in lines assembling more expensive hardware. There was no raise or anything involved and it might still be months between runs. The people I spoke with who had been employed there multiple times said the runs were 2-4 months on average and you could expect to be laid off for a month or two between runs.

So basically I wouldn't recommend anyone work for this company. They're about a century behind the times when it comes to workplace ethics.
 

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With China announcing they will lower their foreign currency reserves and cutting back on buying US debt, setting up some manufacturing in the US is the smart move. As the dollar gets weaker against the Yuan, imports from China will become far more expensive. The long term trend is going this direction. We're going to have to understand that no one is going to be paid $30/hr to push a broom around. In a global economy we have to be competitive.
 

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China and Japan have been expanding US manufacturing investment, while the US wealthy gave up on the country and sent their money overseas years ago.

If "trickle down" ever worked, it was just to make it rain in developing nations.
 

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