FOND du LAC, Wis (WSAU) Mercury Marine of Fond du Lac plans to hire 170 new employees by the end of this month. The maker of recreational boat motors credits an improved economy for the new jobs – as well as the growing popularity of one of its newest engines, a four-stroke motor with 150-horsepower.
Mercury says there’s been an unprecedented demand for its most popular outboard engines. And it’s resulting in both full-and-part-time job opportunities that pay up to nearly $15-an-hour. Mercury Marine has added several hundred employees over the last three years when Wisconsin won a bidding war with Oklahoma – and Mercury ended up moving jobs to Fond du Lac from a plant it closed in Stillwater Oklahoma.