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First formal Foxconn Day kicks off at UWM

Posted: 5:15 PM, Sep 17, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-17 18:33:03-04

Foxconn is recruiting as they're searching for nearly 13,000 people to hire for their new facility in Racine County.

Monday they held the first formal Foxconn Day as the company is looking to enhance its partnerships with Wisconsin universities by hiring graduates.

"We don't have a quota meaning we can hire more than 3,000 college graduates," said Alan Yeung with Foxconn Technology Group.

And Brianna Brennan, a senior graduating in December is hoping to be one of them.

"I’m open to anything, wherever I can get a job,” Brennan said.

That’s why she was dressed for on-spot job interviews with copies of her resume in hand.

"I just think it's a great opportunity for Wisconsin overall because it's going to provide a lot of employment," she said.

Students aren't the only interested parties, Aleksandra Kolp traveled from Racine County, rushing to put her bid in before getting back for second shift on her current job.

One of the main attractions, Foxconn is sending 10 students to Taiwan next semester to get hands-on experience.

This is only the beginning of Foxconn Days for the Taiwanese Company. Officials say they plan on visiting universities in Madison, Green Bay, Eau Claire and Platteville.