Walker says he's offering Kimberly Clark incentives to stay
11:45 AM, Feb 5, 2018
10:45 PM, Feb 5, 2018
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Gov. Scott Walker says he's offering Kimberly-Clark "the same deal for jobs as Foxconn" to stop the consumer products giant founded in Wisconsin from cutting 600 jobs.
Walker made the comment on Twitter Monday without providing any additional details. The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation says in a tweet it is working with Walker and partners in the Fox Valley "to make a strong case for why Kimberly-Clark should maintain operations" and not close two plants.
The Dallas-based Kimberly-Clark announced last week that it planned to close manufacturing facilities in Neenah and nearby Fox Crossing, resulting in 600 job cuts. Kimberly-Clark makes Kleenex tissue and Huggies diapers.
Walker approved a state incentive package for Foxconn that ties nearly $3 billion from the state if the Taiwanese company creates 13,000 jobs and invests $10 billion.