There’s no sign of progress on the site of Foxconn’s factory in Wisconsin after it announced it would begin construction nine months ago, QQ.com reported, citing TheVerge.
The US$10 billion investment was to start production by the end of 2020 for LCD panels, however it appears the construction has been halted, the report said.
Public records show that a renovation permit has been taken out for the space of Foxconn’s Eau Claire innovation center, but multiple sources involved with the project said no one working on the project has a contract and no one has been paid.
A building which is supposed to be part of the technology hub has actually never been sold, as the landlord was tired of Foxconn’s ever-changing requirements and they failed to reach a final agreement, the report said.
The company didn’t immediately respond to inquiries regarding the report.
In addition, the tech giant has also slowed down its hiring plan. It originally had said the Wisconsin project would create 13,000 jobs. In a Reuters report in January, people with knowledge of the matter said Foxconn may hire about 1,000 staff, instead of a planned 5,200.