Fleet Farm starts merchandising, still hiring

April 16, 2019

Merchandise has started to arrive at the new Sioux Falls Fleet Farm.

The 175,000-square-foot store at the Sanford Sports Complex has new inventory arriving daily, general manager Jon Kollman said.

“The automotive department is about 75 percent set,” he said. “We’ve got some home and sporting goods merchandise coming in, so it’s a little bit of everything.”

It takes about two months to fully stock the store, he said.

The plan is to open by early June.

“Everything is going to plan,” Kollman said.

That includes hiring. Fleet Farm plans to hire at least 150 full- and part-time employees.

“Hiring has gone wonderfully,” Kollman said. “We’re fully staffed for where we want to be to enter the building, but we haven’t stopped hiring. The quality of the workforce here is outstanding.”

Fleet Farm will still add people for all part-time positions, he said. There is a day of interviews scheduled today, and applicants can walk into the store at Interstate 29 and Benson Road and apply until 9 p.m. They also can apply at jobs.fleetfarm.com.

Several of the part-time employees have applied because they’re looking for extra spending money to supplement their full-time jobs elsewhere, he said.

“We’ll be doing on-site interviews at the store this week,” he said, adding it has been fun watching the store start to come together.

“Every day it gets a little bit better. It keeps the team energized.”

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Fleet Farm starts merchandising, still hiring

Merchandise has started arriving at the new Sioux Falls Fleet Farm.

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