Apple's $100 Million Factory to Create About 100 Jobs?

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Apple has announced that it's spending $100 million to bring some production back to the U.S. A factory of this size is estimated to employ around 200 workers, reports Bloomberg.

The investment “sounds like a 200-job operation with about a million-unit output,” said Dan Luria, a labor economist at Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center in Plymouth, Michigan, who studies factory operations. Apple will probably rely on tax breaks and other incentives for the facility, he said.

Notably, Apple may still be working with Foxconn for U.S. production. Foxconn says, "We are looking at doing more manufacturing in the U.S. because, in general, customers want more to be done there.”

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Rick - December 11, 2012 at 3:05am
Apple and its crooks... Bunch of thieves who are robbing America of its innovation by frivolously suing everyone....
not - December 10, 2012 at 4:30am
Unless our government doesn't realize that all the policies they imply are not beneficial to US small businesses we need to ship jobs overseas.How about NO TAX for All startups first 2 years and penalty for person trying to open and close business for tax purposes. How about government assisting offices for small businesses ,,, how about large companies look little ones as potential partners to invest. Steve Jobs and many tech pioneers had no support , no help , no credit , no bank landed money to start what they now have multi billion company as Apple. But now , when Apple is up and running , it became the largest taxpayer ... In order to solve unemployment problems you need to look back on the structure instead of looking new solutions for future.
Copperhead - December 9, 2012 at 6:50pm
They are spending $100 million for 100 jobs.?? I can spend $2 to $5 million and create a towing company that will give 450 full time jobs.
JustMakeSense - December 9, 2012 at 7:27pm
Then why don't you do that? Instead of just posting about it, actually do it. Or maybe share the idea? Because the math I'm coming up with doesn't allow for that: 450 employees at a very low rate of $10 per hour is $720,000 a month; 100 tow trucks, at say $30,000 is $3,000,000 up front plus taxes - still need to add your name to each truck so we'll call that $15,000. Rent a building at $15 per square foot at 1,500 square feet is $22,500 a month - thus includes a decent size lot to store some towed cars and your fleet. Office equipment we'll call it a total of $10,000 on the low side. Gas is not cheap, but we'll have to get it! So, 100 trucks at 20 gallons each tank and a low price per gallon of $3.25 is $6,400 and $25,760 a month, assuming they only fill once a week (good luck.). Taxes and insurance and fees will probably be about $10,000 a month. (Continued)
JustMakeSense - December 9, 2012 at 7:32pm
Basic utilities around $2,000 a month low ball. Now there's still more: Cell phones $51,900 with taxes, this includes all 100 drivers, 5 dispatchers, and 25 other employees like the president, vp, CEO, etc.
JustMakeSense - December 9, 2012 at 7:37pm
Now let's break down the money you'll make: let's say you charge $130 just to tow a vehicle onto your lot and the person picks it up the same day, and you do maybe 5 a day: that's only $19,500 a month... But, maybe some people don't and wait a day or two at $50 a day for 10 people: that's $2,300 a month on those. Add that to the other total and you get $21,800 a month.... I'm not sure where you think you can just up and start a business employing 450 employees with only a startup of $5 million max, while continuing to stay profitable - but your business plan is extremely flawed sir. Shit ideas like this cost people their life savings and more. Don't try fooling the world that your a genius, you may get some people who believe you, but there's always people like me to burst your pretty bubble. Idiot.
Wiseman - December 10, 2012 at 5:50am
Thanks justmakesence, Copperhead is an idiot and talk shit over his beer belly
Rick - December 11, 2012 at 3:02am
What a loser... and he thinks that he is making sense....
Applehater - December 13, 2012 at 1:27pm
Look at you resorting to attacking people and calling them names, you are a real hypocritical child aren't you
JustMakeSense - December 17, 2012 at 9:12pm
Lol haha... Yeah.. Annnnnywho, go on back to the kids table kthx
Chris - December 8, 2012 at 9:35pm
I bet the american ones will have huge quality issues
justabrake - December 8, 2012 at 8:50pm
This is all because some company's want computers built in America and can't buy without it being built here so they build a warehouse to accommodate 200 people give jobs to 100 put built in America on it and sell big to corporate America
Copperhead - December 9, 2012 at 6:45pm
Yup it's exactly what's happening. I can't believe it's only for 100 people. Maybe they will sit at a desk doing data entry and call themselves manufactures....lol
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