Foxconn Technology Group, in a continuing move to fulfill its commitment to hire 13,000 employees, has begun a massive national recruitment effort to hire 3,000 veterans to fill positions.
The Taiwan-based company announced the launch of its military veteran recruitment campaign Wednesday.
The company said it would attend 20 veteran career fairs across 13 states over the next three months to recruit, interview and hire former military personnel in its endeavor to reach its workforce goal and promote diversity across its operations.
Foxconn is building a $10 billion manufacturing facility in Mount Pleasant.
Foxconn said it would attend military recruitment campaign fairs from September to mid-December, ranging from the Carolinas to Colorado. It also will attend the Sept. 27 Milwaukee Vet Job Fair.
With Wisconsin’s unemployment rate under 3.0 percent, Foxconn officials have said they will make every effort to reach out to as many prospective employees as they can.
The company noted that 370,000 veterans are living in Wisconsin and that employing veterans has been part of its recruitment plan. It is seeking recruits for a variety of areas, skill sets and expertise to create an extensive supply chain. Officials have said they want to establish Wisconsin as a global high-tech hub.
At least three veterans are already on Foxconn’s payroll:
Christopher “Tank” Murdoch was hired as a special adviser to Foxconn’s Wisconsin operations and a retired Navy captain.
Peter Buck, a retired Marine colonel, ischief administrator of Foxconn’s Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park.
Scott Rubitzky, a retired Army planner, is Foxconn’s director of business development and plans in Wisconsin.
In another announcement, Foxconn has set the schedule for five supply chain events for companies that wish to become suppliers, including an event at Gateway Technical College’s SC Johnson Integrated Manufacturing & Engineering Technology Center in Sturtevant from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Sept. 20.