Publix Named to FORTUNE’s 25 Most Important Private Companies in Inaugural list

Untitled-1Publix has been named one of the Most Important Private Companies by Fortune magazine, ranking No. 16 overall. This is the first year Fortune has published the list.

“Publix is unique because our people own the company,” said CEO & President Todd Jones. “From our front service clerks to our managers, each associate plays a critical part in our success.”

Fortune magazine’s list of the Most Important Private Companies was selected based on their significant revenues or assets, social involvement, deep connection to our daily lives and how they’re changing the business world around them. The list of 25 companies includes companies in a variety of industries. Publix is the only southeast-based company and the only supermarket on the list.

For additional information on the list, pick up a copy of the June issue of Fortune, or visit the online ranking.

Introducing … Publix Careers Job Match!

Job Match landing page photoOn the job hunt and hoping to find the job of your dreams at Publix? We’re happy to introduce a handy new tool at your disposal 24/7 to help you identify where you might best fit here, at the nation’s largest associate-owned company: Publix Careers Job Match!

This web-based application is designed to take your job hunt to a whole new level. You’re greeted on the landing page with four terrific videos that offer an overview of the main operating areas at Publix. And when you launch the program (here’s where the magic happens) just answer a few quick questions – taking about five to 10 minutes – and voila! You are served up with a myriad of career choices from among many different positions here at Publix, all ranked by percentage of fit based on the responses you provided to the initial survey questions.

When you review the Publix Careers Job Match recommendations, you’ll likely discover Publix is far more than just a grocery store. We’re also a manufacturer of award-winning food products. Not to mention, our distribution operations ship nearly 830 million cases of product over more than 60 million miles of road a year. We have an I.T. unit that employs more than 1,100, and an Industrial Maintenance team that keeps the gears spinning and wheels on, literally, so our other operations continue to run smoothly. And in the background, we have corporate departments to support our stores, distribution, and manufacturing operations, as well as best-in-class pharmacy operations, too.

By now, I’m sure you’ve got a couple of questions, such as:

“What if there are no job openings for that perfect fit job recommendation?” Fear not! The Publix Careers Job Match will tell you what you can do in the What’s Next area of your results.

And, “What if I’m not qualified for the job I want from among the recommended choices?” This handy app delivers the required qualifications you’ll need to fit into that role so you can take proactive measures to prepare for that opportunity in the future.

Intrigued? We hoped you would be. You know, Publix receives more than 1.4 million applications each year for about 50,000 job openings in its 1100-plus stores and approximately 200,000 applications for about 2,000 job openings in distribution, manufacturing, and corporate operations. Using this app will help you narrow down the search and identify the jobs you may be competitively suited for.

So what are you waiting for? Check out our new Publix Careers Job Match app to find your fit at Publix today!

Join us on a Twitter Chat, Wednesday night!

#PublixChat - Careers and JobsWe hope you’ll join our recruiting team for a Twitter chat hosted by the @Publix Twitter handle!

We will be discussing interviews, resumes and cover letters and Publix job search basics.

It’s taking place from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday night, May 18 using the hashtag #PublixChat.

Spread the word among your friends on the job hunt and tell us in the comments if you plan to be there!