Construction is zipping right along on the massive new Fleet Farm store that will be located on the west side of Edgewood Road between Highway 100 and Blairs Ferry Road in Cedar Rapids.

Bob James

The store, though announced just six months ago, is getting closer and closer to opening and will have a large staff. The Cedar Rapids location will employ more than 200 people in both full and part-time positions and Fleet Farm tells me the hiring process has begun.

Representatives for Fleet Farm have begun interviewing for jobs in the wide variety of the store's departments. Fleet Farm departments include Hunting, Fishing, Sports and Outdoors, Toys, Clothing and Footwear, Home, Food and Household, Pets and Wild Bird, Lawn and Garden, Farm and Livestock, Home Improvement, and Auto and ATV. The Cedar Rapids Fleet Farm will also have a gas station and will offer automotive services.

If you're interested in a job at the Cedar Rapids store, you can see openings HERE. You're also asked to fill out the online application or text CEDARRAPIDS to 86516.

The Cedar Rapids Fleet Farm store is expected to open in mid to late-September.