Foxconn To Visit 13 States To Find Veterans For Wisconsin Jobs

Foxconn Technology Group will attend 20 job fairs in 13 states by mid-December to find candidates to meet its goal of hiring 3,000 veterans for operations in Wisconsin.

Those will include the Milwaukee Vet Job Fair scheduled for Sept. 27, according to a Wednesday announcement. Foxconn’s first Wisconsin employee, Christopher “Tank” Murdock, is a former Navy captain now working as special adviser to Foxconn’s Wisconsin operations.

Murdock joined President Donald Trump, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Foxconn chairman Terry Gou at the ceremonial late-June groundbreaking for Foxconn’s USD 10 billion manufacturing plant in Mount Pleasant. Vets also were hired as chief administrator of that Mount Pleasant project, and as its director of business development in Wisconsin.

“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,” Murdock said.

The Taiwanese company expects to have 13,000 employees in Wisconsin. Locations of the job fairs it will visit by mid-December include North Carolina, Georgia, Michigan, Florida and other states, as well as Washington, D.C.

Construction is underway on Foxconn’s LCD screen manufacturing plant in Mount Pleasant, with walls going up for its first building. Foxconn already has employees working and being trained in a nearby building it leased in Mount Pleasant, and in its North American headquarters in downtown Milwaukee. – Biz Journals

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