150 Jobs Coming to the Fox Valley

Posted at 6:05 PM, Sep 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-22 19:16:40-04

The streets if Little Chute are about to get busier as more than 150 jobs will soon roll into town.

The Little Chute Village Board unanimously approved Nestle to build a new distribution center that would be for pizzas and ice cream off of County Highway N and Hickory Drive.

"An investment of this size doesn't come along very often," said Little Chute Village Administrator, James Fenlon.

The site where that plant would go right now is just an empty field, but by this time next year it will be home to a more than 300,000 square foot Nestle plant.
"With 150 people working say through the course of the day they need to have lunch, they need to drive vehicles, they need to fill up their car with gas, they need to have insurance, all these things that you and I deal with on a daily basis," said Fenlon.
These jobs roughly calculate to $10 million a year just for Outagamie County alone.
"When you also apply the indirect output that that number jumps up to $17 million annually," said Fenlon.
We reached out to Nestle to see when these jobs would be available and how people could apply.  Right now they say it's too soon for that information only telling us:
"We are pleased with the recent community approval to proceed with the proposed development and are currently finalizing our plans." 
According to the Little Chute Village Administrator work could begin on this project as early as next week.  The distribution center is set to open and be operational by July 1, 2017.