TSMC Arizona hires its first 250 employees, sends 100 to Taiwan to train
TSMC has started hiring for its fab opening 2024 in Arizona
The 100 employees who have been sent to Taiwan for training will spend the next 12 months to 18 months at Fab 18, one of five “Giga-fabs” on the Island that turn out chips for TSMC. Once their training is complete, these new employees will be sent back to America.
In a statement, TSMC Arizona’s CEO Cassidy noted that “One of the key factors that drew us to expand in the United States was our confidence that the strength and diversity of the engineering talent pipeline from colleges and universities across the country would provide us with outstanding recruits. We are deeply committed to achieving diversity in our workforce, because that’s what drives innovation forward.”
For those who wonder why TSMC doesn’t send experienced workers to Arizona to help train Americans, Chang said that such a plan wouldn’t work because of the cultural differences between people from both countries. But only good things came out of the mouth of Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego who said, “I’m very pleased to see how TSMC is honoring its hiring commitments from the very beginning. These new, high-value jobs are a powerful addition to our local economy. I want to be the first to congratulate them, and to welcome those who are relocating to join us in America’s fastest-growing city.”