Much of the discussion about the impact on Wisconsin of Foxconn Technology Group’s planned $10 billion electronics factory has cited the company’s advanced manufacturing processes and its need for skilled workers, and not without reason.
Foxconn will produce ultra-high-definition flat screens equipped to process the lightning-fast 5G internet connections that are expected to be rolled out in the next few years. No such plants exist in the U.S.
But there’s another aspect of the 22-million-square-foot manufacturing complex planned for Racine County that has received relatively little attention: It will employ thousands of people who will arrive at its gates with no special skills and no more education than a high school diploma. Read the full story here.