A Foxconn Day recruiting event at UWM attracted 350 students, alumni and members of the public eager to learn about job opportunities at the Taiwan-based electronics giant.
The company is looking to hire thousands of workers over the next several years to work at a giant manufacturing plant it’s building in Racine County and other facilities in Wisconsin.
Alan Yeung, director U.S. strategic initiatives for Foxconn, said the company is seeking workers in a wide range of fields, not just engineering and computer science. Foxconn is looking for workers in sales, marketing, accounting and financial analysis.
Workers with backgrounds in social sciences and other less technical fields can drive innovation, Yeung said.
“Nowadays, in the 21st century, innovation, technology, applications don’t just come from engineers and computer scientists,” he said.