Foxconn announces “networking and recruitment events” at Marquette University

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Foxconn announced today that it will hold the first two of a series of networking and recruitment events on Monday, October 9 and Monday, October 23 at Marquette University. In the weeks and months ahead, the company will also hold additional “Foxconn Day” events at universities and technical colleges across Wisconsin in order to recruit more potential employees. The company recently participated in a job fair held at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee on October 5.

Foxconn announced plans to build a manufacturing campus in Racine County last week. “We look forward to meeting talented students and professionals,” said Louis Woo, a Foxconn Special Assistant to the Chairman and CEO of Foxconn. “We are excited to make career opportunities available in the state.”

Marquette President Michael R. Lovell is excited about this unique opportunity. “At Marquette, we often talk about preparing our students for jobs that might not even exist yet,” said Lovell. “Now that Foxconn has arrived in Wisconsin, we find ourselves at the beginning of a transformational moment for our state and our region.”

“Foxconn Day,” as it is being called by the company, will host events that are supposed to showcase the company’s technology. Foxconn officials promised a total of 13,000 new jobs at the plant. Foxconn will first have to acquire the land in Racine County where the proposed plant will be put.

The event on Monday will occur from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on the second floor of the Alumni Memorial Union at 1442 West Wisconsin Avenue in Milwaukee.

You can read more about reactions to Foxconn's plans here.

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