Which Publix stores are hiring right now?

Patti Breckenridge

Patti Breckenridge

This is a question we hear daily, and for good reason.  When people want to work in our stores, they want to know where and what the openings are.

The most critical openings are posted on our Careers website .

They are also posted on our Careers Facebook page .

These are usually positions that require some experience in cake decorating, meat cutting, baking or food preparation.  Right now we have 65 positions on our Critical Openings list.  They include:

  • Bakers
  • Cake Decorators
  • Deli Clerks
  • Grocery Clerks
  • Meat Clerks
  • Meat Cutters
  • Pharmacy Technicians
  • Wine Specialists

Since we have more than 1,000 stores, there are many more openings than the ones we publish on the Critical Openings list.   Why aren’t all of them listed there?  Here’s why:  They change constantly – too fast for us to capture and publish before they are filled.  When Store Managers need help finding applicants for a certain position, they alert our recruiters and we post the information on our Critical Openings list.  But when Store Managers have a lot of active applications for an opening, they move quickly to interview and hire the best candidates.

So if you’re looking for an opportunity to work at a Publix store, here is my advice:

  • Go to the Job Application Center kiosk in the Publix store where you most want to work.   You will need 30-40 minutes to complete the application process.  The JAC, as we call it, is usually at the front of the store.  If you can’t find it, any store associate can show you where it is.
  • After applying, go to the Customer Service desk and ask to speak with a manager.  Then briefly explain why you would make a great Publix associate.  Ask what openings there are in the store, but please know that not every manager will know about every opening in the store.  If you want to, go speak to the manager in the department where you most want to work.
  • Your application can be seen at other Publix stores in the area.  So feel free to stop by some of those stores to talk with managers there about your interest in working for our company.
  • You will only be called if a manager wants to interview you.  We receive nearly 2 million applications per year for about 50,000 openings, so we unfortunately can’t call everyone.

Yes, it takes some initiative to get noticed.  And even that doesn’t guarantee an interview.  But if you want to work for one of the best companies in the world, I believe you will consider these steps well worth the effort.

92 Responses

  1. nramic February 4, 2014 at 8:31 pm #

    I looking for a job in Birmingham,AL, NEAR LOCATION MY ADDRESS:7317 COLONY PARK DRIVE,THANKS A LOT!

    Naira Ramic my phone # (205)478-5170 and email:nairaramic@gmail.com

    • Patti Breckenridge
      Patti Breckenridge February 5, 2014 at 10:49 am #

      Naira:

      Please emaiil the recruiter in that area. His email address is nick.collins@Publix.com.
      He is out all week but will be back next week.
      Thank you for reaching out!

      Patti

      • chrisclark February 16, 2014 at 4:42 pm #

        Dear Patti, I work at a large supermarket chain in the midwest. I have been in this industry for 25 years and would like to relocate to the Gainesville, Fla area. I dont have access to your companies’ kiosk so I cant apply that way. Please help me to apply to your company as I have worked nearly all positions in the grocery retail field. I have heard wonderful things about Publix Supermarkets

        • Patti Breckenridge
          Patti Breckenridge February 17, 2014 at 2:04 pm #

          Chris:

          You cannot be considered until you apply at the kiosk, but feel free to email Beth.Grove@Publix.com. She can give you advice while you are waiting to take that step.

          Patti

  2. Peter Atimy February 6, 2014 at 9:48 am #

    i need a job

    • Patti Breckenridge
      Patti Breckenridge February 12, 2014 at 11:18 am #

      We encourage you to apply at Publix! If you are interested in working in our stores, apply at the Job Application Center kiosk in the store of your choice. If you are interested in working in our support facilities, please go to http://www.publix.jobs/support and look at our openings. Have a great day!

      Patti

  3. rponna February 10, 2014 at 5:45 pm #

    I looking for a job in Atlanta GA, NEAR LOCATION MY ADDRESS:1555 Lavista Road NE #3202,Atlanta Ga.THANKS A LOT!

    Ramesh my phone # 404 2274607 and email:rponna18@gmail.com

    • Patti Breckenridge
      Patti Breckenridge February 12, 2014 at 11:18 am #

      Please email Nick.Collins@Publix.com. He will be able to help you. He is on the road at the moment, so it may take a few days for him to respond. Have a great day!

      Patti

  4. lizz49 February 15, 2014 at 11:34 am #

    please am looking for a job in orlando,my address is azalea cove circle,32807,orlando

    • Patti Breckenridge
      Patti Breckenridge February 16, 2014 at 2:36 pm #

      If you are looking for employment opportunities in our stores, please go to a Job Application Center in a Publix store of your choice.
      If you would consider working in our warehouses in Orlando, please go to http://www.publix.jobs/support and browse the openings there.
      I hope this helps!

      Patti

  5. Brooklyn
    Brooklyn February 16, 2014 at 12:23 pm #

    Hi Patti,
    I am interested in applying for cake decorator/baker in the new Cary NC store. Any suggestions on how to get my resume in early?
    Thanks

    • Patti Breckenridge
      Patti Breckenridge February 16, 2014 at 2:39 pm #

      Please email Nick.Collins@Publix.com. He is the recruiter for that area until we hire a permanent recruiter in March.
      Thank you for your interest in Publix!

      Patti

  6. jeronnaprr February 18, 2014 at 10:33 am #

    hi i have a degree in culinary i want to apply for the bakery in Hollywood Fl the store is being built i want to work there, is it a way for me to apply even if the store is not open yet?

    • Patti Breckenridge
      Patti Breckenridge February 18, 2014 at 1:50 pm #

      Thank you for your interest in Publix! We value culinary skills! Please email Sue.Ward@Publix.com and she can help you. She is the retail recruiter in South Florida.

      Patti

  7. natoleeo February 18, 2014 at 8:21 pm #

    Hello!

    I am a college student looking to begin an internship with Publix, however I hope to be hired at one of the upcoming stores here in Charlotte, NC. Do you know how I would apply there, or is my application still in the system? I am kind of in the process of being hired at the Fort Mill, SC location, but I am still looking for reliable transportation so it is kind of at a stand still right now.
    Anyway, I’d appreciate it if you could help me out! I realize that didn’t make much sense, so please feel free to email me or something!

    Thanks for what you do!

    Natalie Owens

  8. alexjody February 19, 2014 at 3:08 pm #

    Hi Ms. Breckenridge.
    There is a new store being built here in Greenwood SC. Where exactly do i go to put in an application for any of the job openings. I look forward to hearing from you. :)

  9. dragonsmaiden February 24, 2014 at 2:51 pm #

    Hello Patti,

    I just have a quick question. If you apply at one Publix your application be considered for all stores or just the one you filled the application at? The reason why I”m asking is the location where we live is close to several Publix stores. Thank you for your time and this blog. Makes things a lot easier.

    • Patti Breckenridge
      Patti Breckenridge February 25, 2014 at 10:18 am #

      The good news is that not only can managers at other stores see your application, but at least 30% of the time, candidates are hired at a different store than the one where they applied. I hope this helps you!
      Patti

  10. jazzjoe February 24, 2014 at 6:50 pm #

    Hi Patti .. hopefully found you doing fantastic . I understand the first step should it to be visiting the stores at the job applying kiosk .. but was me to ask you .. is there a possibility applying through online ? .. or the exclusive way of it is going to store .

    • Patti Breckenridge
      Patti Breckenridge February 25, 2014 at 10:21 am #

      We require people to apply at a store for three reasons: (1) So they can get a good feel as to whether Publix is a place they want to work. (2) So there is a manager nearby in case they have questions. (3) So that we know they are in the area and ready to be hired. Online applications allow people from far away to apply. I hope this helps!

      Patti

  11. franvuotto February 25, 2014 at 9:48 am #

    Hi Patti,

    Regarding the new store being built in Greenwood, SC. I am interested in a Produce Dept. Manager or Assistant position. I have over 30 years in the grocery business and 25 years as a produce manager, mostly for a major chain in northeast. I am now in South Carolina as a produce manager for a large chain in this area. Can you give me some insight into applying or interviewing for the Greenwood store? Resume and references are available.

    Thanks,
    Fran

    • Patti Breckenridge
      Patti Breckenridge February 25, 2014 at 10:27 am #

      Fran:

      Thank you for your interest in working at our new store in Greenwood.
      We fill management positions through promoting from within.
      The only exception is when we don’t have an associate ready for an entry level management position in Bakery or Deli.
      Thus, you likely would have to start in an hourly position.
      Your experience, of course, would help you move up faster than others as long as you learned our culture and practices and performed well.
      To keep up with developments in the Carolinas, visit this page regularly: http://www.publix.com/careers/Stores/NewStores.do

      Patti

  12. Cason February 25, 2014 at 4:09 pm #

    Hello Patti, thanks in advance for your time and response! My name is Cason Christian and I’m very interested in joining the Publix family. I am located in Myrtle Beach, SC and we are supposed to get our first Publix in North Myrtle Beach, SC late 2014. My question is how do I get updated on this store, as there isn’t much information on the website? And is there any way to become visible at such an early stage in the building process? Thank you so much and have a nice day,
    Cason Christian

  13. uncleeagle February 26, 2014 at 7:10 pm #

    Do you know when you are going to be hiring for the new Chattanooga, Tennessee store and where can I apply. thank you

    • Maura Satchell
      Maura Satchell February 27, 2014 at 3:03 pm #

      Hi uncleeagle,

      Great news! You can apply at the Job Application Center kiosk in any nearby Publix store. All of the surrounding stores are accepting applications for this new store. After you apply, speak with a manager and let him or her know you are interested in working within the new store location. This link provides a starting point for some helpful information about working in our store jobs. If you go deeper into the site through links at that page, you’ll find job descriptions for the different store positions and more. I hope this helps.

      - Maura Satchell

  14. cbennett February 26, 2014 at 11:33 pm #

    Hello Patti,

    Do you have an email address where i can email you some questions in reference to starting a new career at publix? I also would like to talk to you about the management program. Thank you for your time.

    Chad

    • Maura Satchell
      Maura Satchell February 27, 2014 at 3:30 pm #

      Chad, if you’ll check your email inbox, you’ll see that I’ve responded.
      -Maura

  15. flutediva February 27, 2014 at 8:42 am #

    I am looking for a night time job at Publix in Oxford. Can you help me out? I am a homeschooling mom and would like to help bring in some income to take some stress off my husband. I am interested in being a cashier or stocking or whatever is available. I am flexible and very willing to work. Thanks for your time!

    • Maura Satchell
      Maura Satchell February 27, 2014 at 3:12 pm #

      Hi flutediva,

      I think you’re looking for flexible scheduling and, yes, we offer that, although it helps your chances of getting selected for an opening if you are available at nights AND at least one weekend day shift. You’ll want to go to your local Publix store and apply at the Job Application Center kiosk. The process can take up to 40 minuts all together. Information at this page and those linking to it will help you know what you’re most interested in, how to apply and how to prepare for the interview, too. After applying, if you get a moment, see if you can speak with a manager at the store and share that you’ve applied. Let him or her know what you have to offer and why you’d make a great associate. I hope this helps and let me know if you have more questions. – Maura Satchell

  16. Mark February 28, 2014 at 11:31 am #

    Hello, Can you please advise me as to how I may go about getting an Informational Interview within local Publix Stores. I have applied via store terminals but have yet to hear anything positive as yet. Our local Publix is a great store and the Associates I have met are very welcoming and able so I would love to work there. Could you also reassure me about employing older workers ( I am 59) I would appreciate any and all advice that would enable me to become a Publix Associate. Thank you.

    • Patti Breckenridge
      Patti Breckenridge March 7, 2014 at 1:45 pm #

      Mark:

      Thank you for your interest in working at Publix! Because we receive nearly 2 million applications a year, our managers can’t offer informational interviews. They only interview two or three people per opening.
      To increase your chances of being interviewed, please speak with a manager in the store where you would like to work and explain why you believe you would make a great Publix associate.
      No fears about your age. Since the recession, our workforce has actually gotten older because of all the talented people who are available.

      Patti

  17. marco1963 March 5, 2014 at 9:02 am #

    Dear Ms. Patricia.
    My name is Marco A. Ramos Gonzales and I’m looking for working in the area of New Tampa. I filled an application request form since November 2013 and I’m renewing it every month but until now I didn’t receive any offer for working in your company. I was visiting all the stores near my home asking for any open positions but I didn’t receive any answer. I’m highly expertise as a grocery stocker, because I was working in this position for almost three years when I was living in Houston. I am very responsible, attentive and efficient in my work. Can you help me to find a vacancy as stocker please? The stores near to me are: # 1373, # 0876, # 584, # 00006 and # 00311.
    My phone number is 713-410-3126 and my email address is marago63@gmail.com
    Thank you so much in advance for your time and help.

    • Patti Breckenridge
      Patti Breckenridge March 7, 2014 at 1:48 pm #

      Marco:

      Your best bet is to speak with the Grocery Manager in each store near you to explain why you would make a great Publix associate.
      I wish you the best!

      Patti

      • marco1963 March 10, 2014 at 3:06 pm #

        It’s what I’ve done, closer to shopping and talking with Grocery Manager, but the answer is ambiguous, perhaps, I’ll look, maybe I’ll call and be better ……. not a direct answer and know or if you have no chance of getting a position??
        Excuse my insistence but if I had no need for a quality work in company hierarchy as yours would not return to ask.

        • Patti Breckenridge
          Patti Breckenridge March 10, 2014 at 3:12 pm #

          I’m sorry, Marco, but I can’t understand what you are saying or if you are asking me a question, what it is.

          Patti

          • marco1963 March 11, 2014 at 12:40 pm #

            my question is if you can tell me exactly which of these stores have open position for Stockers and asking prerequisite

          • Patti Breckenridge
            Patti Breckenridge March 11, 2014 at 12:48 pm #

            The openings in our stores change so quickly on a daily basis that we do not know where the openings in our stores are.
            You need to ask a Store Manager for that information.

            Patti

  18. hornetigers23
    hornetigers23 March 6, 2014 at 12:10 am #

    Hi My Name Is Trey Brown And I was wondering do you hire people how are disabled, and if so what do I need to do in order to apply. I’m from Montgomery Alabama

    • Patti Breckenridge
      Patti Breckenridge March 7, 2014 at 1:49 pm #

      Trey:

      Yes, we have many associates who are disabled. Just apply at the Job Application Center in any store and introduce yourself to the manager. Explain why you think you would make a great Publix associate.
      The rest is up to the management team, as they review the hundreds of applications to determine whom to interview. I wish you the best, and thank you for your interest in Publix!

      Patti

  19. mlouie March 10, 2014 at 9:40 am #

    Hello!
    I’m a part-time employee at the Auburndale, Fl Publix. I have been an employee for 6 years at three different stores (moving around from high school to college, etc). I have been a bagger in the past and I am currently a bakery clerk. Now that I have a bachelor’s degree, I would love to move up! Would you please send me recruiter’s info for my area? Any tips on moving up that I may have missed in your blog? I am willing to relocate to just about anywhere. Thank you so much!
    Michael Louie

    • Patti Breckenridge
      Patti Breckenridge March 10, 2014 at 1:37 pm #

      Michael:

      Thank you for your dedicated service to Publix!
      And congratulations on your degree!
      The main question is whether you want to stay in retail or work in a support facility.
      If you want to stay in retail, your Store Manager and District Manager would be your best advisors.
      If you want to move to corporate, distribution or manufacturing, please browse their openings at http://www.publix.jobs/support.
      Create an account there and sign up for a Job Search Agent to email you future openings in the departments and locations that interest you.
      I hope this helps.

      Patti

  20. murraywalker March 10, 2014 at 12:32 pm #

    i am looking for work in the bellview florida area zip is 32179…any store close to there hiring

    • Patti Breckenridge
      Patti Breckenridge March 10, 2014 at 1:38 pm #

      Thank you for your interest in working at Publix!
      Openings in our stores change so quickly that we don’t keep track of them at our corporate office.
      The key is to apply and then speak with a manager about why you would make a good Publix associate.
      Managers at surrounding stores can also see your application, so feel free to talk with them too.

      Patti

  21. bobl5454 March 10, 2014 at 4:07 pm #

    I’m a Veteran looking for a situation somewhere near The Villages, Florida. Who’s the best person to contact? Thank you.

    • Patti Breckenridge
      Patti Breckenridge March 10, 2014 at 4:10 pm #

      Robert:

      The Store Manager at the Publix in The Villages is the best person to speak with about retail opportunities.
      Thank you for your interest in Publix!

      Patti

  22. shefree5 March 10, 2014 at 4:25 pm #

    Good Afternoon. My son is looking to get his first job at Publix. He is 14 and will be 15 in a few months. Does Publix hire 14 year olds and what stores are hiring in the Clayton/Henry County area (30303 or 30281 zip code)?

    Thanks

    • Patti Breckenridge
      Patti Breckenridge March 10, 2014 at 4:51 pm #

      We do hire a few 14-year-olds, but most Store Managers prefer them to be 15 or 16.
      Openings in our stores change so quickly on a daily basis that we don’t keep track of them here at our corporate headquarters.
      The best way to find out is to ask the Store Manager.
      Thank you for your interest in Publix!

      Patti

  23. hannahhendry March 10, 2014 at 8:06 pm #

    Hi, I am 14 and looking for a job. (Need the money) This would be my first job. I’m a very social person, and just need a simple bagger position. I’ve tried other places, but not many people want to hire someone young, but i’m willing to try my hardest. Would Publix even consider my application?

    • Patti Breckenridge
      Patti Breckenridge March 11, 2014 at 10:28 am #

      Thank you for your interest in Publix! We do consider 14-year-olds but in honesty hire more 15- and 16-year-olds than 14-year-olds. The key is for you to talk with a Store Manager after you have applied. They will want to see if you are mature, outgoing and have good eye contact. Them the manager why you believe you would make a good Publix associate.

      Patti

  24. chadh March 15, 2014 at 3:18 pm #

    Hello Patti, I currently live and work in Baltimore , Md and will soon be relocating to southwest Florida area . I am currently a deli manager for a large supermarket chain up here . I have 25 years experience with my current company and would like to possibly find a job, hopefully with Publix, so i can relocate as soon as possible. Is there a recruiter who could help? I can fill an application out at the JAC of the nearest Publix when I go on vacation in May ,but I don’t want my job opportunities limited to a small radius of Publix stores when I am open to any and all jobs at any Publix locations.

    Thanks ,
    Chad

  25. Derby Phicil March 17, 2014 at 10:15 pm #

    Hello Patti,
    I am looking for a Job as well, I live in Orlando, Fl and I am looking for a job within or near the Winter Park area.

    • Patti Breckenridge
      Patti Breckenridge March 18, 2014 at 10:55 am #

      Derby:

      If you are interested in positions at our corporate offices: We depend on the initiative of candidates to browse our openings and determine which ones, if any, would be an appropriate fit for their education, experience and skill set. This helps us evaluate a candidate’s critical reasoning skills.

      You can monitor our openings at http://www.publix.jobs/support. You can also sign up for an email alert system that sends you notices of future openings. Just go to http://www.careers.publix.jobs , click on a job category that interests you, and look for the Personal Job Alert or Join our Community feature on the right side of the page.

      If you are interest in employment in our stores, you must apply at a Job Application Center in a store. All surrounding stores can see your application. If you take this route, please speak with a manager after you have applied to say that you used to work at Publix and want to come back.

      Let me know if you have any further questions. And have a great day!

      Patti

  26. 2klugh March 17, 2014 at 10:31 pm #

    Hi I would like to know when the publix store will start doing interviews for jobs in the store that is coming to Greenwood SC

  27. rustylambo March 18, 2014 at 12:34 pm #

    I’m a high school graduate looking for a job at publix I have no employment history how do I apply for a job at publix

  28. kadejhawahington_21 March 18, 2014 at 7:36 pm #

    Hey. im 15 years old. This wil be my first job. i just want a bagger position. Would publix consider to even hire me? If so i need it closer to my house my address is Coventry Green rd Conyers, Georgia 30013

    Thanks

    • Patti Breckenridge
      Patti Breckenridge March 19, 2014 at 10:46 am #

      We definitely hire 15 year olds, but each store can only hire so many because of the legal restrictions on how many hours that 15-year-olds can work. The key is to apply at the store closest to your house, then speak with a store manager to explain why you would make a good Publix employee. My best to you!

      Patti

  29. caznarez March 20, 2014 at 9:25 pm #

    Hello, I tried to apply for a job at two different stores from Ormond Beach, FL. One of them located on Granada Blvd (Store #00446), and the other on Nova Rd (Store #00203), and both of their Job Application Centers were out of order. What can I do?

    Thank you for your attention.

    Candela.

    • Patti Breckenridge
      Patti Breckenridge March 25, 2014 at 9:37 pm #

      Candela:

      I’m trying to find out why the Job Application Centers are down at both stores. I haven’t yet found out. If they are still down, you would need to apply at another Publix. I apologize for the inconvenience.

      Patti

  30. rdparman
    rdparman March 21, 2014 at 10:02 am #

    I’m a 53 year old male with no health restrictions. I’m looking for a second shift or evening/weekend job to supliment my families income. I would be happy with a part time job if that would be available. We have our own healthcare and wouldn’t require to be added to yours. Any help or advice would be appreciated. Thank you.

    • Patti Breckenridge
      Patti Breckenridge March 21, 2014 at 3:06 pm #

      We welcome your application for work in a store or in one of our support facilities. To apply for a retail role, go to any Publix store and apply at the Job Application Center kiosk. To apply for a support role, go to http://www.publix.jobs/support and peruse our openings in corporate, distribution, manufacturing, and industrial maintenance. If you don’t see anything that interests you, create an account and sign up for a Job Search Agent to receive emails when future openings occur in the functions and locations of your choice. Have a great day!

      Patti

  31. steveb March 21, 2014 at 11:59 am #

    Hello Patti,

    I am a current recruiter in St. Petersburg Florida but I am moving to Apollo Beach Florida this week. I am currently attending undergrad for pharmacology and would like to work at the publix in Apollo Beach. I worked in a CVS Pharmacy for a few years and would like to have the same position in a Publix as well. Can you tell me if they are hiring anywhere around Apollo Beach for pharmacy techs or do you have the recruiter’s info for that area? Thank you

    Steve

    • Patti Breckenridge
      Patti Breckenridge March 21, 2014 at 3:08 pm #

      Steve:

      We welcome your interest in working at Publix! Please email Linnea.Murphy@Publix.com. She recruits Pharmacy Technicians for our stores.

      Patti

  32. amygavitt March 22, 2014 at 4:31 pm #

    I’m 15 and I’m looking for a job at Publix around my area. I live in Cape Coral, FL 33990. I live across the street from the Publix at Coral Pointe Shopping Center 1631 Del Prado Blvd S. Do you happen to know if they’re hiring that a 15 year old can apply to, or will be hiring soon? Or any Publix’s in my area are? Thank you.

    • Patti Breckenridge
      Patti Breckenridge March 25, 2014 at 9:45 pm #

      Thank you for your interest in working at Publix! We do hire 15-year-olds but I do not have information on what openings there are at the store near you. Only the managers at the store would know that. So please apply at the store and then speak with a manager to find out about what openings exist there.

      Patti

  33. robin March 25, 2014 at 1:46 pm #

    Hello Patti,

    When / how does an employee become “eligible” for health benefits?

    • Patti Breckenridge
      Patti Breckenridge March 25, 2014 at 9:49 pm #

      Usually after 1,000 hours of work.

      Patti

      • robin March 26, 2014 at 6:55 pm #

        Hello Patti,

        Thank you for your quick response.

        • Patti Breckenridge
          Patti Breckenridge March 26, 2014 at 6:56 pm #

          You are welcome.

  34. jan3 March 25, 2014 at 9:12 pm #

    Patti,
    I have applied at the publix JAC in January and have updated 2 times since. I have also gone to 4 nearby local stores and gave assistant managers or store managers a hard copy of my resume to show that I am very interested in working at publix. I would like to work in bakery dept., since i have taken some cake decorating classes, but I am willing to start in another department where needed. Managers were very helpful, but I was told it was the slow season and to keep trying, that end of march-april they will be possibly hiring by then, but I have not heard anything yet.
    Could you tell me what my next move should be? I don’t want to seem like a pest.
    I have no experience in retail, but I want to start on a new job path after being laid-off from my previous job of 16 years in which the industry is not very promising. I had always said I would love to work for publix because people I have known who worked for them said it was a great company to work for.
    And I believe a more stable industry with opportunity for advancement too.
    Thanks for any advice.

    • Patti Breckenridge
      Patti Breckenridge March 25, 2014 at 9:48 pm #

      Thank you so much for your interest in working at Publix?
      I would encourage you to go back to the store now that April is almost here and ask for an update on whether there are any openings yet.
      As long as your polite and respectful, you won’t wear out your welcome.

      Patti

  35. gdavidj March 25, 2014 at 10:37 pm #

    Hi Patti,
    I am a business administration student from colombia looking for a job or an internship for the fall semester in the Tuscaloosa,AL area. Sales and customer service are my strongest skills. Would you tell me if Publix accepts applications from foreigners, people who need a work visa and a invitation letter to work?

    • Patti Breckenridge
      Patti Breckenridge March 26, 2014 at 2:01 pm #

      We welcome your interest in working at Publix. You must be eligible to work in the United States to work in one of our stores.

      Patti

  36. acacho1996 April 2, 2014 at 10:15 am #

    Hi, i’m ashton i’m 18 and i live in Apopka, florida
    I am determined to get a job at publix, can you tell me which publix’s are hiring ANY in this city i’m looking for any positions and any hours
    thank you

    • Patti Breckenridge
      Patti Breckenridge April 2, 2014 at 10:33 am #

      Ashton:

      Thank you for your interest in working at Publix!
      The staffing needs in our stores change so quckly — by the hour — that there is no way for us at the corporate office to know what is available.
      The best strategy is to apply at a store, speak to a manager afterward to learn if there are openings there, and find out if he or she knows about openings at other stores.
      All other stores can see your application, so you don’t need to apply anywhere else, but you can also visit other stores and speak with managers there to determine if they have openings.
      Make sure you briefly explain why you think you would make a great Publix associate.

      Patti

  37. ericas08 April 2, 2014 at 10:37 am #

    Hello!
    My mother has been trying to get a job with Publix for a year now. She updates her application every 30 days in the store and has spoken with the store managers. She has over 15 years of grocery store retail experience. Do you have the email for a retail recruiter in the Orlando, FL/Winter Park, FL area? She would love to work for Publix and has been trying to get a job for a very long time.

    Much appreciated,
    Erica

    • Patti Breckenridge
      Patti Breckenridge April 2, 2014 at 10:57 am #

      Erica:

      You are such a wonderful daughter! I am assuming she is offering full availability. That is key.
      Also, make sure she retakes the assessment every 6 months. That too can make a difference.
      Beyond that, have her go back to speak with the managers every few months to remind them she is still interested.
      I hope this helps!

      Patti

  38. heelysbratz April 5, 2014 at 8:23 pm #

    how old do you have to be to work at publix in Jacksonville fl

    • Patti Breckenridge
      Patti Breckenridge April 9, 2014 at 11:46 am #

      You have to be at least 14 to work at any Publix.

      Patti

  39. lacey_joe April 7, 2014 at 10:41 pm #

    I am looking for a job at Publix’s in Clarksville Tennessee

    • Patti Breckenridge
      Patti Breckenridge April 9, 2014 at 11:41 am #

      I don’t believe we have a store in Clarksville, but our recruiter for that area would know. Please email Nick.Collins@Publix.com. Thank you for your interest in working at Publix!
      Patti

  40. rosaa@publix.com April 14, 2014 at 1:07 pm #

    Hello my name is rosa i live in florida i am 16 and i am looking for a part time job how can i do my application online? my location is 4847 nottingham dr fortmyers florida 33905

    • Patti Breckenridge
      Patti Breckenridge April 14, 2014 at 3:53 pm #

      His Rosa!

      Thank you for your interest in working at Publix! To apply for work in our stores, you must go to the store. We have this requirement (1) so that we can provide customer service if you have any questions during the application process, (2) because we want to make sure applicants have a feel for our stores before deciding whether to apply, and (3) because we want to make sure applicants are in town. If we allowed online applications, a person could apply from anywhere in the nation.

      Patti

  41. carlos April 14, 2014 at 1:35 pm #

    Hey!
    I work in a Publix in Tampa and was looking for some direction as to what kind of job oppurtunities i should look for in Publix. I plan on starting refrigeration tech. school in the fall and was looking for a place to start moving closer to my dream job. I would appreciate any help, i currently work in the Deli.

    • Patti Breckenridge
      Patti Breckenridge April 14, 2014 at 3:54 pm #

      We desparately need refrigeration technicians, so I’m excited to hear you are interested in that field. Julie Rhoden is our Corporate Recruiter who helps staff our industrial maintenance department. Please email her at Julie.Rhoden@Publix.com.

      Patti

  42. terrid April 15, 2014 at 12:01 am #

    Patti,
    Publix is my favorite grocery store and I am very excited that there will be a new store opening in Cary, NC about 3 miles from my home! I would love to work at Publix but have no grocery or retail experience. I do have plenty of administrative, customer service and sales experience. What would you recommend I do if becoming a Publix employee is a goal?
    Thank you for any help you can give.
    Terri

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