RV retailer holding career fair next week to staff Saukville location
As the exterior walls of the 28,860-square-foot Camping World SuperCenter in Saukville go up, there is yet another sign that the retailer is preparing to make a splash on the local job scene.
The company has announced plans for a career fair from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11.
The fair will be held at the Country Inn & Suites, 350 E. Seven Hills Rd., Port Washington.
According to the announcement of the career fair, the company will be looking for salespeople with experience in the recreational-vehicle field.
The business is also expected to hire installers, product specialists, service technicians, merchandisers, managers and customer service representatives. The store is expected to create as many as 60 new jobs.
On-site interviews will be conducted on behalf of the retailer, so applicants are asked to come prepared with resumes and employment histories for immediate consideration.
The $6 million camping sales and service center will be located on a nine-acre site on the north side of Highway 33, just west of the Pick ‘n Save grocery store.
When company officials spoke with village representatives last year about building a store in their community, they said the setting along I-43 was deemed especially appealing because their customers are often heading to or returning from vacation destinations.
Company representatives said Camping World usually builds SuperCenter stores on sites that are at least 15 acres, but they chose the nine-acre parcel in Saukville because of its highway proximity.
The visibility of the business will be enhanced by a 45-foot pole sign along the interstate.
“Saukville is an ideal setting for the RV enthusiast with close proximity to great camping and hiking trails,” said Camping World Chairman and CEO Marcus Lemonis.
“Our goals as a company are to identify locations where we can best serve the needs of RV enthusiasts, and this location is a great fit for the entire eastern Wisconsin community.”
Because of the layout of the parcel, entry to the store will be on the north side of the building. Significant attention, however, was given to the appearance of the south facade, which will face Green Bay Avenue.
The Saukville store is expected to open in spring.
Camping World, the nation’s largest retailer of RVs and camping supplies, is based in Lincolnshire, Ill. It has 95 stores in 32 states, with the nearest being in DeForest just outside Madison.
The store operates in tandem with Good Sam, the world’s largest RV owners organization offering helpful technical tips, vacation planning and roadside assistance.