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Foxconn makes first round of visits to colleges and universities as it accelerates efforts to hire 13,000 employees in Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI – Foxconn Technology Group (Foxconn) today announced a university and college recruitment program to employ Wisconsin college students, beginning with a “Foxconn Day” career and hiring information session at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. “Foxconn Day” and the 2018 Fall College Career Fair drive will connect college students to job openings at Foxconn through face-to-face sessions between Foxconn staff, students and academic faculty. Foxconn will be visiting nine, possibly more, higher education institutions throughout Wisconsin, making appearances at college career fairs to recruit, interview, and hire current undergraduate and graduate students interested in full-time and internship opportunities with the company.
Foxconn also launched a recruitment portal – foxconnjobs.us – designed to provide the latest information on job availabilities in the company’s significant Wisconsin operations. Interested candidates will be able to learn more about Foxconn and current job opportunities, submit their resumes and stay up to date on future positions across Foxconn’s locations in Mount Pleasant, Milwaukee, Green Bay and Eau Claire.
Foxconn is building the first and only TFT advanced display fabrication plant in North America at its Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park in Mount Pleasant, and creating 13,000 high-value jobs in Wisconsin. College students, across all degree types, will play a key role in Foxconn’s Wisconsin workforce as part of the company’s goal to attract young and diverse talent with innovative ideas to contribute to the vibrant AI 8K + 5G ecosystem that Foxconn is establishing in the Badger State.
Foxconn is currently recruiting for positions that cover a variety of areas, skillsets and expertise, including human resources executives, engineers in hardware, software and firmware, research scientists, accountants, legal assistants, business analysts, facilities managers, interior designers, construction managers and sales and marketing professionals.
“Foxconn is committed to employing soon-to-be and recent college graduates from local universities and colleges, who will be an important asset in driving Foxconn’s success in Wisconsin,” said Dr. Alan Yeung, Foxconn Director of U.S. Strategic Initiatives. “The future development of next-generation innovation and technological solutions in such areas as medical and healthcare, industrial internet, smart construction and smart community rests in the minds of young people who we hope will one day soon work at Foxconn.”
Dr. Yeung added, “As someone who went to college in Wisconsin, I know this hiring goal is possible. I know there are brilliant minds here in Wisconsin ready to join the workforce, and I believe students will choose Foxconn, not only for the opportunities that our company offers, but also the chance to contribute to Wisconsin’s transformation as a global high-tech hub, and to do our part to further enhance the attractiveness of this wonderful State that we all call home.”
The list of Fall 2018 Wisconsin college career fairs that Foxconn is participating in includes:
Milwaukee School of Engineering
Waukesha County Technical College
Foxconn has also introduced a number of initiatives to foster and enable college students to tap the opportunities that the new Wisconn Valley has to offer. This includes a $1 million pledge over the next three years to the “Smart Cities – Smart Futures” competition to generate ideas for game-changing innovative solutions in the fields of sustainable environment, smart mobility, advanced manufacturing, smart homes and smart health. The competition is open to anyone affiliated with a public or private Wisconsin university, technical school or college, and the deadline for first round entries is October 31, 2018. For more information about the competition, visit https://wismartcities-