WI Snack Co. Expands In Mpls, Adds 20 Jobs
Link Snacks, Inc., which makes Jack Link’s brand beef jerky and other snacks, is expanding its office at the Butler North Building in Minneapolis and adding 20 jobs.
The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) announced Monday that the new jobs—which Minong, Wisconsin-based Link Snacks has begun posting on its website—will pay average salaries of about $93,000 per year and will include sales, human resources, and IT management positions.
The company is adding 20,000 square feet of space to its existing 20,000-square-foot office to make room for the new hires.
Link Snacks currently has 36 total Minneapolis employees in fields such as marketing, sales, accounting, IT, and product development.
“As demand for Jack Link’s products increase, we can continue to support all of the communities we work in by adding new jobs,” Jeff LeFever, vice president of marketing for Jack Link’s beef jerky, said in a statement.
DEED awarded Link Snacks a $100,000 forgivable loan from its Minnesota Investment Fund, contingent on the company meeting its hiring goals in Minneapolis.
“This expansion is great news for the state and for the workers this new facility will employ,” DEED Commissioner Katie Clark Sieben said in a statement. “We are grateful for Jack Link’s commitment to Minnesota and for choosing to add their new high-salaried positions here, where our workforce is our greatest asset.”
Founded in 1985, Link Snacks sells more than 100 meat snack products in approximately 40 countries. It employs 500 people at its Wisconsin headquarters.