For Immediate Release
September 12, 2018
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Foxconn committed to hiring 3,000 veterans; begins fall 2018 military veteran recruitment campaign
With several veterans already working at Foxconn, company expands efforts to fill available jobs with men and women with military backgrounds.
Milwaukee, WI – Foxconn Technology Group (Foxconn) today announced the launch of a military veteran recruitment campaign to hire 3,000 veterans, beginning yesterday with a visit to the Charlotte Military Hiring Expo. In total, Foxconn will attend 20 veteran career fairs across 13 states over the next three months to recruit, interview and hire former military personnel as part of the company’s commitment to hire 13,000 employees in Wisconsin.
With over 370,000 veterans living in Wisconsin, employing veterans has been part of Foxconn’s recruitment plans since the company announced its investment in the Badger State. The approach is also in line with Foxconn’s pledge to promote diversity across its operations as the company actively recruits for positions that cover a variety of areas, skill sets, and expertise to support efforts to create an extensive supply chain and a robust AI 8K+5G ecosystem that will help position Wisconsin as a global high-tech hub.
“Hiring men and women who have served the country makes good business sense. Every year, some 250,000 Americans transition from the military to civilian life and Foxconn understands how this transition is an important time in the life of any veteran and their families,” said Christopher “Tank” Murdock, Special Advisor to Foxconn’s Wisconsin operations and a retired Navy Captain. “As Foxconn’s presence in Wisconsin continues to grow, we are continually looking for men and women who are mission-focused, motivated, and team orientated to contribute to our vision of building a vibrant environment for talent, innovation and business across the state.”
Shortly after “Tank” Murdock became Foxconn’s first employee in Wisconsin, the company also hired Peter Buck, a retired Marine Colonel, who has assumed the position of Chief Administrator of Foxconn’s Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park, and Scott Rubitzky, a retired Army planner and now Foxconn’s Director of Business Development and Plans in Wisconsin.
“Wisconsin offers more state programs for veterans than any other state. This puts Foxconn in a competitive position to recruit local and out-of-state veterans looking for jobs that enable them to make a difference and that offer opportunities for growth and development,” said retired Colonel Peter Buck. “The opportunity to apply my experience and skills gained in the Marine to this multi-faceted, fast-moving, transformational project excites me. At the same time, I’m also proud to be contributing to Wisconsin’s development as a hub for talent of diverse backgrounds. I believe our veterans will find themselves right at home with Foxconn.”
“Not only is Wisconsin the national leader in state benefits offered to Veterans and their families, but we also lead the nation in how states attract and employ Veterans and their spouses after military service,” said Daniel J. Zimmerman, Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary. “The best strategy for getting the best and the brightest is to go out and engage them face-to-face. In addition to a good job, we can offer them the Wisconsin way of life.”
The list of fall 2018 military veteran recruitment campaign fairs that Foxconn is participating in includes:
Charlotte Hiring Expo (NC)
Arlington Hiring Expo (TX)
Shaw Air Force Base Hiring Expo (SC)
Buckley Air Force Base Vet Job Fair (CO)
Joint Base Lewis-McCord (WA)
Milwaukee Vet Job Fair (WI)
Whidbey Island Transition Summit (WA)
Camp Lejeune Transition Summit (NC)
MCAS Cherry Point (NC)
Atlanta Vet 2.0 Experience (GA)
Philadelphia Vet Hiring Expo (GA)
Washington D.C. Vet Hiring Expo (DC)
Newark Hiring Expo (NJ)
Colorado Spring Vet Jobs Fair (CO)
Uncasville Vet Job Fair (CT)
Fort Bragg Job Fair (NC)
Detroit Veterans Job Fair (MI)
Jacksonville Vet Fair (FL)
Fort Hood Job Fair (TX)
Orlando Vet Job Fair (FL)