Wisconn Valley Workforce Inclusion and Business Diversity
Wisconsin First is the approach, established by Foxconn and M+W | Gilbane, used for hiring and awarding contracts for the Foxconn project. It places an emphasis on contracting with and hiring Wisconsin businesses and workers, as well as including a diverse workforce. When allowable, the state and local partners will also work to meet these goals.
Business Contracting and Inclusion:
60% of business contracting from Wisconsin based businesses
10% of business contracting coming from Racine County
10% of contracts from Minority-, Woman-, and/or Veteran-owned businesses
Workforce Inclusion and Diversity:
70% of work hours from Wisconsin residents, with an emphasis on Racine County residents
10% of work hours from Minority, women, and/or Veterans
Contractors bidding on Wisconn Valley related projects will need to fill out the forms below, as indicated in the bid package materials.
Wisconsin Utilization Plan Form
Wisconsin Inclusion Agreement Form
Apprentice Trainee Enrollment Form
What jobs will Foxconn bring to Wisconsin?
With 13,000 new jobs and a capital investment of $10 billion, Foxconn is a tremendous win for Wisconsin's economy and workforce. The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) is working closely with local, regional and statewide partners to collaboratively develop a plan to build and strengthen Wisconsin's workforce in the 21st century and beyond.
DWD provides job services, training and employment assistance to people looking for work, while at the same time working with employers on finding the necessary workers to fill current job openings.
Recently, Governor Scott Walker announced Wisconsin Career Creator, a comprehensive $20 million initiative aimed at improving educational and training opportunities for Wisconsin’s current and future workforce. In the 2017 Wisconsin Act 58, $20 million was allocated to DWD for the 2019-21 biennium to support workforce development for electronics manufacturing jobs and to address long-term workforce development.
Wisconsin Career Creator was developed by DWD and has the support of the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS), University of Wisconsin (UW) System, and the Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (WAICU).