State officials announced Monday that Jack Link’s Beef Jerky is expanding its office in downtown Minneapolis, adding 20 jobs.
And the Department of Employment and Economic Development said the company will get a $100,000 forgivable loan from the Minnesota Investment Fund if it meets hiring goals.
The company is based in Wisconsin, but has a Minneapolis office with 36 employees in marketing, sales, accounting, information technology and product development. With this addition of 20 more, the company will expand its offices in Butler Square.
State officials said average salaries for the new jobs, in sales, human resources and IT management, will be $93,000 a year.
DEED Commissioner Katie Clark Sieben said:
“In today’s globally competitive environment, 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.”