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Fresh off of learning the company will receive roughly $28.8 million in tax credits from the state, Foxconn Industrial Internet is hiring.
The company is hosting an in-person hiring event Wednesday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Racine County Workforce Development Center, 1717 Taylor Ave., Racine.
According to a job posting, the company is seeking electric assemblers with starting pay of $16.50 per hour, with a wage increase after 90 days. A high school diploma or GED is required.
As part of the agreement with the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp., Foxconn needed to have hired a minimum of 481 full-time workers by the end of 2020 to receive any tax credits from the state. The company hired 579 full-time workers.
To receive any tax credits from the state next year, Foxconn needs to have hired a minimum of 747 full-time workers by the end of this year. If the company does meet or exceed that hiring threshold and meets their capital investment requirements, the company could receive up to $8.3 million in tax credits from the state.
Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers complains of NFL's 'two-class system' for players unvaccinated for COVID-19
defiant Aaron Rodgers drew a firestorm over his comments on "The Pat McAfee Show" related to his decision not to be vaccinated for COVID-19, the Green Bay Packers quarterback went there again Tuesday.
And he didn't hold back.
For more than 12 minutes during his 50-plus minute appearance on McAfee’s show, Rodgers, who previously gave a misleading answer when asked about being vaccinated during a news conference in August, sounded off on the NFL's protocols, saying the league has created a "two-class system" of the vaccinated vs. the unvaccinated, referenced a doctor who has spread misinformation about the pandemic and called science "propaganda" if it can't be questioned.
McAfee got Rodgers started on COVID-19 when he asked for his thoughts on whether the NFL will change their protocols based on the recent updated guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that has lowered the number of days those infected with COVID-19 should isolate.
NFL shortens quarantine period for asymptomatic players
On Tuesday, the NFL and NFL Players Association followed suit, agreeing to shorten the amount of time that team personnel who have tested positive must quarantine to five days, if they don't show symptoms. This includes for unvaccinated players, though there remains a more strict protocol for them, including the frequency of testing and limitations on their activity.
The changes come as hundreds of NFL players have gone on the COVID-19 list this month, resulting in games being postponed due to outbreaks across teams. The Packers' COVID-19 list continues to grow as well in recent days.
Rodgers said he doesn't "have that fear" around COVID-19 because he remains in a 90-day window where he doesn't have to test for the virus because of his positive test in early November, per NFL protocols. He's in that window until a few days after the NFC championship game.
"What I don't understand, though, it makes no sense to me to continue to spread this narrative that nonvaccinated players are more dangerous or these superspreaders, which hasn't been proven to be true," Rodgers said. "I don't understand this two-class system that exists in our league."
Rodgers said the science "is changing all the time."
"It doesn't back it up," said Rodgers, who Tuesday revealed he tested positive for the delta variant of COVID-19. "There's not many unvaccinated guys left in the league but it's obviously not a pandemic of the unvaxxed. ... It doesn't make sense to me we're still punishing nonvaccinated."