GREEN BAY – Employment has been growing, but still many people are seeking jobs in the wake of widespread unemployment as the coronavirus took hold of Wisconsin early this year.

Preliminary data places August’s unemployment rate at 6.2%. That’s less than half of what it was in April, but still double March’s pre-pandemic unemployment rate of 3.1%.

Some businesses say they are still hiring. If you or someone you know needs work, here’s a roundup of some hiring businesses in the area. They include manufacturing, retail, health care and teaching jobs. If you would like a job posting to be added, email [email protected].

Many people might need to stay at home to take care of loved ones or to quarantine, so whether a job requires on-site attendance is noted.

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A sign announces jobs available through Superior Resource Group, a Green Bay company that matches companies with skilled trades and technical workers. (Photo: Ebony Cox/USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin)


Locations: De Pere, Kaukana

Work from home? No

Ahlstrom-Munksjö’s paper mills in De Pere and Kaukana are hiring. Ahlstrom-Munksjö makes a variety of paper products and materials for medical PPE, medical tape, packaging for medication, carryout bags, and shipping and packaging materials.

“While many industries have suffered as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the paper industry has remained essential during these times, providing many of the specialty paper products used to fight the pandemic,” Steve Myers, Vice President of Operations for Ahlstrom-Munksjö’s Wisconsin facilities, said in a press release.

Wages start at $19 per hour and employees receive a full benefit package including 401k and vacation. Vacation, based on what time of the year you begin at the company, is approximately one week of vacation. Employees accrue more vacation if they enter their second year.

The mill works on a rotating schedule that includes 12-hour and 8-hour shifts.

These are entry-level manufacturing roles that do not require any experience. The position might include tasks like paper machine support and operating power industrial trucks.

Training for entry level positions lasts 90-120 days before continuous on-the-job training.

You can apply online.

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Nature’s Way

Nature’s Way, a maker of supplements, vitamins, and herbal remedies, is hiring full-time positions at a recently opened manufacturing facility in Green Bay for the second (2 p.m. to 10 p.m.) and third (10 p.m. to 6 a.m.) shifts.

The Green Bay company is seeking machine operators, warehouse employees, and maintenance and controls technicians. There also are temporary employment opportunities for three months on first shift (6 a.m. to 2 p.m.).

Nature’s Way generally looks for someone with prior manufacturing or packaging experience to fill its permanent positions. Applicants for temporary positions do not have to have prior operations experience.

Benefits include 10 annual paid holidays and 2 weeks of paid time off in their first year.

A virtual job fair will be held on Thursday from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Applicants can sign up for a video or phone interview with the Nature’s Way recruiting team online. 

Amy Martin, a representative from Nature’s Way, said Nature’s Way has a child care benefit for employees in which Nature’s Way will pay workers with child care issues up to two-thirds of their salary for up to 12 weeks after approval from human resources. Some employees utilize this option, but employees are encouraged to work with their managers to see if there are other options for scheduling first.

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Homes for Independent Living

Locations: across Northeast Wisconsin

Work from home? No

Homes for Independent Living is hiring across Northeast and Southeast Wisconsin. The company provides services and support for people with disabilities. The business also operates family homes, community-based residential facilities, and apartments.

Homes for Independent Living is hiring for a variety of job positions including behavioral caregivers (who administer care according to a client’s individual service plan and monitor the client’s health), group home caregivers, and a service coordinator who organizes different programs for clients.

Game Capital

Locations: De Pere (Green Bay area)

Work from home? No, but the store is only selling through curbside pickup

Game Capital in De Pere is seeking a retail sales associate ($9-$10 per hour), online order processing specialist, and inventory organizing specialist for trading card games. You can fill out an application online and send your resume to [email protected]. These are part time roles.

Kwik Trip

At its last open interview day in August Kwik Trip hired just under 800 people.

Kwik Trip is seeking to fill store roles like guest services, food services, and retail leadership.

Applicants should apply online at before the event. Some roles offer benefits such as sick and vacation pay.

Northeastern Wisconsin store locations include Marinette, Green Bay, Appleton, Neenah, Menasha, and Oshkosh.

University of Wisconsin – Green Bay

Locations: Green Bay

Work from home? How you meet with students depends on students’ preferences

UWGB is seeking to hire two bilingual advisers and two bilingual coaches. The candidates they are seeking should speak Somali, Hmong, and Spanish. You can apply online for the adviser and coach positions.

The coach position is based at UWGB’s Learning Center. The advising team will primarily be working remotely, but if a student or family requests an in-person meeting they would meet on campus while following CDC guidelines.

“We are looking for individuals who able to support new, transfer, reentry, and continuing students to be successful academically and to help them meet their educational goals,”  Clifton Ganyard, associate provost for academic affairs, said.

Minimum qualifications include a bachelor’s degree, two years experience in coaching or tutoring, and bilingual fluency. The adviser position requires two years experience working with underrepresented populations.

UWGB also has other temporary and permanent positions open.

UnitedHealth Group

Locations: Green Bay, Marinette, Door, Kewaunee

Work from home?: Yes and maybe

United HealthGroup is hiring three full-time customer service representatives. You can apply online.

Training for the customer service position will be conducted remotely. Some of the customer service representative positions will be remote while others will be on-site after the office opens, Anna Story, a communications representative said on behalf of UnitedHealth Group.

UnitedHealth Group is also seeking a benefits advocate, onsite physician adviser, and a Sr. Actuarial analyst. It also seeks nurse practitioners who can make house calls in Kewaunee, Door, and Marinette counties. 


Locations: De Pere, Shawano

Work from home?: No

Belmark, a De Pere labels and packaging manufacturer, is hiring for full-time office and production positions. The production openings and some of the office openings work on a shift schedule. You can apply online.

Charter Communications (Spectrum)

Locations: Appleton, Fond du Lac

Work from home?: No

Spectrum is looking to fill more than 100 positions in Appleton and 70 positions in Fond du Lac by the end of the year. These are full-time, permanent positions. You can apply online. These are entry level positions that do not require experience.

Festival Foods

Locations: Appleton

Work from home?: No

The Festival Foods on Northland Avenue in Appleton is hiring 20 employees to equip its 2,000 square-foot café expansion. You can inquire about these job openings by visiting Festival Foods’ website or emailing [email protected].

Greater Green Bay YMCA

Locations: Green Bay area

Work from home?: No

Greater Green Bay YMCA is hiring for multiple roles including child care staff.

Child care staff would take care of children ages 5-12. This would be a part-time job with flexible hours. The jobs are in locations across the Green Bay area.

Information is available online.

Heartland Label Printers

Location: Little Chute

Work from home?: No

Heartland Label Printers is hiring for full-time production positions. Some positions require manufacturing experience. You can look at available positions and apply online.


Locations: Neenah

Work from home?: Depends on the job role

A representative from Kimberly-Clark North America, Jessica Lutchen, confirmed Kimberly-Clark is still hiring both at its Neenah Cold Spring Plant and Kimberly-Clark North America. Non-production roles may or may not be remote depending on the job.

You can apply online.


Locations: Neenah and Wrightstown

Work from home?: No

ProAmpac is a packaging company with seven production jobs available in Neenah and Wrightstown. Production positions operate on a shift schedule. You can apply online.

Village of Hobart

Work from home? No

Hobart is seeking to hire a public works & utility crew member. Requirements for the job position include a high school diploma or GED, knowledge of municipal water, sewer, storm sewer, and road construction and maintenance, and a drivers license with a good driving record.

The position pays $21 per hour. You can apply online and email recruitment questions to [email protected].

Brown County Public Health

Location: Green Bay

Brown County Public Health is looking to hire people as it works to curb the spread of COVID-19. The county is hiring a COVID-19 program coordinator, an epidemiologist, nurse manager, and public health nurse. You can apply online.

Great Northern Corp

Location: Appleton, Oshkosh

Great Northern Corp, which specializes in packaging manufacturing, is hiring for these entry level/no prior experience positions:

  • VBoard and lamination crew, $17.50 per hour, seeking 3-4 employees
  • Part-time packer, $17 per hour, seeking 3 employees
  • Entry-level production at their corporate location, rotating shift, $23.14 per hour, seeking 5 people
  • Oshkosh location: Seeking entry-level packaging technicians for a variety of shifts, pay is at least $17 per hour

Requiring experience

  • Third shift crew leader, seeking 1 person, $22 to 25 base pay

You can apply online.

Contact Nusaiba Mizan at (920)-431-8310 or [email protected]. Follow her on Twitter at @nusaiblah.

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