Foxconn Factory to Create 1m New Jobs, Indonesian Reactions

A Foxconn factory plant.

From detikInet:

“iPad Factory” will create 1 million new jobs in Indonesia

Jakarta -The government estimates up to one million new jobs will be created if an electronics components factory owned by Foxconn Technology Group is built in Indonesia.

“The Foxconn investment is large enough to employ one million people,” said Minister of Industry MS Hidayat at his office on Gatot Subroto Street in Jakarta on Friday (20/7/2012)

The reason is because the investment value of the factory is also quite substantial, valued at US$8-10 billion (Rp 72-90 trillion). The amount of land planned to be used [for this new factory] is also not insignificant, said Hidayat, which is around 1,000 hectares.

Foxconn is a manufacturing company from Taiwan that manufactures electronic components for several well-known brands such as Apple, Nokia, Sony, and several others.

“They (Foxconn) require about 1,000 hectares of land. 1,000 hectares of land with sufficient infrastructure is difficult to find outside of Java island” he said.

Hidayat is also optimistic that the investment could be realized this year. Furthermore, the government hopes Foxconn will build a Silicon Valley-like area in the country.

“It should be this year, as soon as possible. As for the location, I already know but I can’t reveal it yet,” he explained.

Comments from detikInet:

warren_buffet:

Are they ready to be paid with less money just like Foxconn’s employees in China?

Mcveigh:

A few months later, the news will be: “Foxconn reconsiders building factory in Indonesia”. Think of the reason yourself!

indocinak:

Horror factory.
In China, how many of its employees have already committed suicide?

gorky001:

Foxconn should get ready to accept workers who love to strike while being less productive.

Jihony:

Soon there will be a product called “AiPad” everywhere …
By replicating exactly the products smuggled from the Foxconn factory, with a discounted price of course.
That’s what China does.

si.bulet:

Probably not a million employees, but rather an estimate of the possible number of new jobs created such as motorcycle taxi drivers, food vendors, boarding-lodging businesses.

eomer:

Don’t worry, our labor unions are very strong.
If the company dares to do such a thing then it’ll be destroyed.

umeboshi:

Whoever works with Taiwan firms needs to be ready mentally and physically. Taiwanese work ethic is similar to the Japanese minus the welfare of its employees.

uneq2:

Is there a mistake? Foxconn wants to build a factory here?
Somewhat surprising!

ado363:

If we’re not happy, we can just burn the factory to the ground.

What do you think? Will the plant be built? Will Foxconn’s factories in Indonesia suffer the same labor problems as their factories in China?

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  • sm

    first comment first article NICE

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  • Yesway

    You are the ruler of all sofas ;)

  • vince

    Well hopefully it doesn’t get to the point where the Indonesian workers try to kill themselves like their counterparts in China.

  • Andao

    Funny to see them dissing Chinese knockoffs. That’s not a big problem in Indonesia?

  • cybercabo

    “If we’re not happy, we can just burn the factory to the ground”.

    Epic comment! this really reflects what people have in mind in this country. Foxconn, back in china, if the workers were not happy, they killed themselves, here, in this shithole, they will KILL YOU! now keep that in mind.

  • Carolina

    Indonesian labor laws doesn’t protect the employees. There are already many sweat shops that pay close to nothing for desperate people who have no other viable options. Hopefully Foxxon doesn’t end up being like other companies that just outsource and exploit the unfortunate circumstances of a poorer nation, but I highly doubt it…

  • jeffli

    I hope they do set up a Nazi concentration camp called FOXCONN in Indonesia.
    see if some righteous muslim has the balls to blow that up too!

    • Ish

      blah blah blah

  • lonetrey

    Good to see that they’re aware of the inherent risks of letting Foxconn build a factory there. I hope that a repeat of China’s Foxconn does NOT happen again!

  • memi

    I am glad to know this and hopefully their citizens would stop illegally immigrating to their neighbour countries.

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