As Haribo progresses toward the completion of construction for the first phase of its Pleasant Prairie manufacturing plant, the company is hosting a three-day career fair this week to hire future employees.

“We’re aiming to have approximately 100 new manufacturing associates in early 2023 in a wide variety of exciting roles,” said Lauren Triffler, head of communications for Haribo.

This is the company’s first North American manufacturing facility, under construction southwest of 120th Avenue (West Frontage Road) and Highway C (Wilmot Road) in the Prairie Highlands Corporate Park. The facility is on 136.8 acres of property.

There will be several phases involved with the project including a warehouse, manufacturing facility, administrative building, daycare center, fitness building and a retail component for the public. Haribo has not specified by what date the full buildout of the campus will completed.

At the end of the first phase, which is scheduled to be completed in 2023, there will be 385 jobs available at the facility. Triffler said the company is hoping to begin moving in production equipment later this year.

Future phases could bring employment at the complex to more than 1,200.

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