The company that makes Apple's iPad says the factories will create 10,000 jobs.
September 20, 2012
by The Canadian Press
BRASILIA, Brazil—Taiwan’s Foxconn Technologies Group will sign a memorandum of understanding with Brazil’s Sao Paulo state government to invest $500 million for new factories in Latin America’s biggest nation.
That’s according to a statement from Investe SP, a government-run investment promotion company. It says 10,000 jobs will be created at the factories, which will produce circuit boards, cameras and touch-sensitive screens.
Foxconn referred all questions to Investe SP, but has confirmed it will sign the investment agreement on Thursday.
Foxconn makes Apple’s iPads and employs more than 1 million people.
In Brazil, Foxconn already employs about 8,000 people at seven facilities spread around Brazil.
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