Job Fairs, hiring events and informational events, oh my!

In order to provide the premier customer service we are known for, Publix has to have a workforce of enthusiastic, committed associates who enjoy making people smile.  For this reason, we frequently hold application events,  job fairs, and career-related informational events in locations throughout our six-state footprint all the time.  Some events are held to hire associates for stores that are not yet open. Others are held to  hire our newest Publix associates for existing stores.  Informational events allow candidates and customers to “Meet the Manager” or “Meet the Recruiter” to learn details about job opportunities, the hiring process, and about working at Publix.

These events vary, as you’ve just seen by the examples listed above, and this blog entry will be updated frequently as new events are planned and old events are completed.  For that reason, it’s a good idea to bookmark this entry and check back from time to time to see what’s going on in terms of upcoming hiring events and informational events.

Before we list our events, though, here are a few points you’ll want to consider about working at Publix:

We have a tremendous reputation both as a supermarket chain and as an employer. In fact, we’re ranked among FORTUNE Magazine’s Best 100 Companies to work for each year. We’re also stable — celebrating our 86th anniversary in September!  Additionally, we are the largest employee-owned company in the nation!  There are many more reasons our associates love working for Publix and you can learn about some of these on our website at www.publix.jobs .

Sound good to you? Great! Now check out these events to see if there is one being held near you. They are organized by state and then by date order.

ALABAMA EVENTS

Event Name:  Seasonal Job Fair for Orange Beach, AL
Dates: May 2 and 3, 2016
Times:
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
Event Locations: The Shops at Palm Pointe, 25771 Perdido Beach Blvd., Orange Beach, AL 36561
Instructions: Walk-ins are welcome, but to avoid waiting, you may schedule an appointment at publix.fullslate.com
Event Name:   Montgomery Meet-the-Manager event
We’re holding an open call for applications for our stores in the Montgomery area for all departments.  Meet-the-Manager event is to explore career opportunities with Publix.  Applying ahead of this event is recommended.
Event Date and Times:
May 5, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Location:  
Zelda Place, 3026 Zelda Rd., Montgomery, AL 36106
Event Name:   Birmingham area Open Call for Applications
We’re holding an open call for applications for our stores in the Birmingham area for all departments.  Job Fair will follow with details to be announced.
Event Dates: TBA
Location: Apply at a Publix store in Homewood, Birmingham, Vestavia Hills, Hoover, Alabaster, Mountain Brook, Pelham, Gardendale, Calera, Chelsea, Hueytown, Helena, Northport, Bessemer. Hiring for all departments, entry level and experienced. Ability to work night and weekend shifts a plus.
Event Name:   Tuscaloosa area Open Call for Applications
We’re holding an open call for applications for our stores in the Tuscaloosa area for all departments.  Job Fair will follow with details to be announced.
Event Dates: TBA
Location: Apply at a Publix store in Tuscaloosa or Northport area. Hiring for all departments, entry level and experienced. Ability to work night and weekend shifts a plus.

FLORIDA EVENTS

Event Name:  Job Fair for your stores in Santa Rosa Beach, FL
Dates: April 28 and 29
Times:
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily
Application Locations:  Holiday Inn, 326 Coy Burgess Loop, Defuniak Springs, FL
Instructions: Walk-ins are welcome, but to avoid waiting, you may schedule an appointment at publix.fullslate.com. Hiring for all departments, entry level and experienced. Ability to work night and weekend shifts a plus.

Event Name:  Seasonal Job Fair for Panama City and Panama City Beach stores
Dates: May 5 and 6
Times:
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
Event Locations:  Breakfast Point Marketplace, 11240 Panama City Beach Pkwy, Panama City Beach, FL 32407
Instructions: Walk-ins are welcome, but to avoid waiting, you may schedule an appointment at publix.fullslate.com. Hiring for all departments, entry level and experienced. Ability to work night and weekend shifts a plus.

 Event Name:  Arcadia, FL New Store Job Fair
Dates: May 23 – May 25
Times:
To be determined
Application Locations:  To Be Determined
Hiring for all departments, both entry level and experienced. Check back for event details.
Event Name:  Key West, Key Largo, Marathon – Call for Applications 
We’re holding an open call for applications for our stores in the Florida Keys in our Bakery, Deli, Grocery, Meat and Produce Departments for candidates with the ability to work nights and weekends.
Dates: April 28-May 31
Times: During store hours
Location: Apply at a Publix store in Key West, Key Largo or Marathon. After applying, speak with a manager to advise you’ve applied in response to this blog post announcement.
Event Name:  Boca Raton – Call for Applications
We’re holding an open call for applications for our stores in Boca Raton for our Aprons Cooking School (Sous Chef), and in our Bakery, Deli, and Produce Departments.
Dates: April 28-May 31
Times: During store hours
Location: Apply at a Publix store in Boca Raton, preferably at Polo Club Shoppes, 5050 Champion Blvd.
After applying, speak with a manager to advise you’ve applied in response to this blog post announcement.
Event Name:  Deerfield Beach – Call for Applications
We’re holding an open call for applications for our stores in Deerfield Beach in our Bakery, Deli, Meat, Grocery and Produce Departments.
Dates: April 28-May 31
Times: During store hours
Location: Apply at a Publix store in Deerfield, Florida.
After applying, speak with a manager to advise you’ve applied in response to this blog post announcement.
Event Name:  Coconut Creek – Call for Applications 
We’re holding an open call for applications for our stores in Coconut Creek in our Bakery, Deli, Meat, Grocery and Produce Departments.
Dates: April 28-May 31
Times: During store hours
Location: Apply at a Publix store in Coconut Creek, Florida.
After applying, speak with a manager to advise you’ve applied in response to this blog post announcement.
Event Name:  Riverview, FL Times: To be determined
Hiring for all departments, both entry level and experienced. Check back for event details.
Event Locations:  To Be Determined
Event Name:  Job Fair for your stores in Kissimmee, Clermont, Champions Gate, Davenport
Event Locations:  TBD
Instructions: Applications can be submitted at the Job Application Center ahead of time.


GEORGIA EVENTS

Event Name:  Call for Applications – Watkinsville and Greensboro area
We’re holding an open call for applicants for our stores in Watkinsville and Greensboro for Deli Clerks, Front Service Clerks, Cashiers and Grocery Clerks, especially those with the ability to work nights and weekends.
Dates: April 28- May 30
Times: During store hours
Location: Apply at any of the Butler’s Crossing (Watkinsville) or Lake Oconee Village (Greensboro) locations. After applying, speak with a manager to advise you’ve applied in response to this blog post announcement.


NORTH CAROLINA EVENTS

Event Name:  Huntersville and Cornelius Career Nights
Dates: May 12
Times:
3 p.m. to 7 p.m. 
Event Locations:  To Be Determined
Instructions: Check back for more details


SOUTH CAROLINA EVENTS

Event Name:  Hilton Head Island Seasonal Job Fair 
Dates: May 10
Times:
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
Event Locations:  Publix at Island Crossing Shopping Center, 11 Palmetto Bay Rd., Hilton Head Island, SC
Instructions: Walk-ins are welcome, but to avoid waiting, you may schedule an appointment at publix.fullslate.com

Event Name:  Columbia Career Nights
Dates: May 12
Times:
3 p.m. to 7 p.m. 
Event Locations:  To Be Determined
Instructions: Check back for more details

Event Name:  Simpsonville Career Nights
Dates: May 12
Times:
3 p.m. to 7 p.m. 
Event Locations:  To Be Determined
Instructions: Check back for more details

Event Name:  Augusta, North Augusta, Martinez, Aiken, Evans area Career Nights
Dates: May 19
Times:
3 p.m. to 7 p.m. 
Event Locations:  To Be Determined
Instructions: Check back for more details


TENNESSEE EVENTS

Event Name:  Call for Applications – Brentwood
We’re holding an open call for applicants for our stores in Brentwood, Tennnessee for all departments for candidates with the ability to work nights and weekends.
Dates: April 20 – May 5
Times: During store hours
Location: Apply at any of the Brentwood Publix stores. After applying, speak with a manager to advise you’ve applied in response to this blog post announcement.

Event Name:  Call for Applications – Chattanooga area
We’re holding an open call for applicants for our stores in Chattanooga, Tennnessee for all departments for candidates with the ability to work nights and weekends.
Dates: April 20 – May 5
Times: During store hours
Location: Apply at any of the Chattanooga-area Publix stores (Ooltewah, Cleveland, Hixson and Chattanooga). After applying, speak with a manager to advise you’ve applied in response to this blog post announcement.

Event Name:  Call for Applications – Nashville, Hendersonville, Hermitage, Gallatin, Goodlettsville, Lebanon, Mount Juliet and Clarksville, Tennnessee
We’re holding an open call for applicants for our stores in Nashville, Hendersonville, Hermitage, Gallatin, Goodlettsville, Lebanon, Mount Juliet and Clarksville, Tennnessee for all departments.
Dates: April 20 – May 5
Times: During store hours
Location: Apply at any of the Publix stores in the cities noted. After applying, speak with a manager to advise you’ve applied in response to this blog post announcement.


If there are none near you, don’t despair!  Check out our Critical Store Openings list too, in case a store near you is not having an event but has a critical need all the same.  For information about what kind of position might suit you best, jump to this page.  Any further questions? Connect with us on our Facebook page, manned by our team of recruiters.

Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to bookmark this page and check back from time to time! You never know when an event will be taking place near you.

Spread joy and buttercream as a Cake Decorator with Publix!

Do you take pride in crafting beautifully crafted cakes and pastries? Can you do it with speed and accuracy? Do you have a servant’s heart and, most importantly, do you enjoy interacting with people?

Bring your skills to Publix! Here, we seek out and hire the best workforce, and train our associates to understand and pass along Publix’s culture in delivering premier customer service and providing the highest quality products to our customers. We do this because it’s our mission to be the premier food retailer in the world. It’s that simple.

Our more than 2,300 Cake Decorators perform a variety of duties in work conditions that you can read about in more detail here. That page lists some of the qualifications we look for in our Cake Decorators too. And finally, you’ll find some information about pay ranges and bonuses you can earn as a Cake Decorator there as well. If that sounds good, look further into our careers website at www.publix.jobs. There, you’ll learn more about Publix, a perennial on the FORTUNE 100 Best Employers to Work For list and you will gain a better understanding of what it’s like to work for the nation’s largest employee-owned company.

To sweeten the deal, see how Angela, one of our more than 2,300 Cake Decorators sums up her role:

“I love what I get to do for a living… we don’t just make cakes, we make memories!”

Does this sound like a “Cake” job to you? Great! Here’s a list of cities which have Critical Openings for Cake Decorators right now. This list will change as our needs change, so be sure to bookmark this link to check periodically.

Alabama: Fairhope, Mobile, Spanish Fort
Florida: Altamonte Springs, Davie, Destin, Gainesville, Jacksonville, Lake Mary, Longwood, Melbourne, Naples, Ocoee, Orlando, Panama City Beach, Pensacola, Pinecrest, Ponte Vedra, Sandestin, Sanford, Santa Rosa Beach, St. Petersburg, Tampa, Weston, Windermere, Winter Garden
Georgia: Atlanta, Brunswick, Fayetteville, Morrow, Sandy Springs
North Carolina: None at this time.
South Carolina: Anderson, Bluffton, Greenville
Tennessee:  Antioch, Brentwood, Cleveland, Hixson, Ooltewah

If an opening is noted in a city near you, what are you waiting for? Head to your nearest Publix in that city and apply!

Now that you’ve gathered all the basic “ingredients” to bake up a terrific career with Publix, what questions do you have about working in this department or at Publix?

Start your career in our Meat and Seafood Department!

Meat Cutter Associate at PublixSince our mission is to be the premier quality food retailer in the world, it is crucial that we hire the best workforce, train them to understand and pass along Publix’s culture in delivering premier customer service and provide the highest quality products to our customers. Our Meat and Seafood Department is a great place to fulfill this mission and we have several job classes within this department, often with critical openings in certain stores. This page lists the cities in which there are critical openings in this department, so read on and be sure to bookmark this page to check back as the list of cities will change over time.  Before noting the cities, though, let’s serve you up the sizzling details on the different types of jobs in the Meat and Seafood Department.

The non-management  job classes in the Meat and Seafood Department are:

  • Meat Cutter
  • Meat Cutter Apprentice
  • Meat Clerk
  • Seafood Specialist
  • Seafood Clerk
  • Meat Wrapper
  • Meat Utility

Associates in these positions perform a variety of tasks in work conditions that you can read about in more detail here. That web page also lists some of the bonuses and other benefits our Meat and Seafood Department associates can earn. Diving more deeply into our Careers website will provide you with a more thorough understanding of what it’s like to work for the nation’s largest employee-owned company.

Why might you want to work in this department?  Here are quotes from a few of our Meat and Seafood Department associates about why they love working there:

  • “You not only learn about all the cuts of beef chicken and pork but you also become very close with your team members in that department.”  – Kathie E.
  • “Helping our customers put the perfect meals together, and seeing their smiles afterwards makes it all worthwhile.” – David B
  •  “Helping customers put the best meal together with the best quality meat – that’s a real pleasure!” –  Andy H.
  • “The integrity, consistency, and sense of urgency to serve our customers and to be part of something that we can all say that we all own is great.”  – Delilah N.
  • “Building up a new customer’s confidence in cooking seafood! So many people are afraid of ruining their meal, and it’s my pleasure to bring confidence to them.” – Michael Borgia
  • “Integrity takes a lifetime to gain and the Publix meat department has a lifetime of integrity built up.” – Travis B.

Is this department seasoned to perfection — or what?

Does this sound good to you? Great! Now check out the cities below which have Critical Openings in their Meat and Seafood Departments right now:

Alabama:  None at this time.
Florida: Boca Raton, Coral Springs, Destin, Gainesville, Jacksonville, Kissimmee, Lake Mary, Longwood, Naples, Newberry, Ocoee, Orlando, Panama City Beach, Parkland, Ponte Vedra Beach, Sandestin, Sanford, Santa Rosa Beach, St. Johns, Tallahassee, Windermere, Winter Garden
Georgia: Brunswick, Flowery Branch, Morrow, Newnan, Richmond Hill
North Carolina: None at this time.
South Carolina: Bluffton
Tennessee: None at this time.

If your city is listed above, there is a job opening in the Meat and Seafood department, so simply head to your nearest Publix in that city and apply!   Remember, this list will change over time as some postings are filled and new ones are added, so why not take a moment to bookmark this page for future reference?

Hopefully, we’ve interested you in a position in our Meat and Seafood Department! What questions do you have about working in this department or at Publix?