It’s All Sweetness and Charity in HR Today

Just a few of the great cupcake selections purchased at today's fundraiser for United Way.

Just a few of the great cupcake selections purchased at today’s fundraiser for United Way.

Check out these sweet treats produced by our incredibly talented amateur pastry chefs that work among us!

Today we held our ever-popular Cupcake Sale in Human Resources to raise money for United Way. This annual event draws huge crowds and broad smiles. At last count, we had nearly a dozen donors participating with tasty variations including peanut butter, lavender, maple and apple, and more.

Last year, Publix associates pledged $33.4 million to United Way — another record in associate generosity. Combined with Publix Super Markets Charities’ $25.3 million match, our total contribution to United Way was $58.7 million and Publix is considered an Outstanding Strategic Partner of the more than 125-year-old organization. Our own Greta DuPuy received the United Way of Central Florida’s Employee Coordinator of the Year award for 2015.

During last year’s campaign at our five stores in Bay County, Florida, associates pledged more than $205,000 — the highest contributor in their community — and the funds are benefiting numerous agencies and programs in the area. These associates — and countless others across our operating area — don’t give back for the recognition. We give because it’s the right thing to do.

Our 2016 United Way campaign kicked off Sept. 1, and, in addition to our modest fundraiser in H.R. (one of several we’re holding, by the way), in our corporate offices, alone, associates are holding a number of other events to raise money for the organization that touches so many lives in our local communities. This season’s events include a Hot Dog sale, Breakfast Buffet, a Silent Auction, CD Thrift Sale and more! We’re doing all this because we believe in the #LiveUnited effort.

Help us expand our horizons, and share with us some of the clever and creative fundraising efforts you’ve participated in for your local United Way organization.

Job Fairs, hiring opportunities 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

Birmingham and Vestavia Hills will be holding Job Fairs in a few weeks so check back for details.

No events are planned at this time but jobseekers can always apply at their nearest store. Afterwards, speak with a manager and ask if there are any openings at this time or if they forsee any in the near future.


FLORIDA EVENTS

Name:  Tampa, FL  – Hiring for New Store

Publix is opening a new store in Tampa, FL and we’re looking for people-friendly, customer-service-oriented new associates to join our team! Culinary experience is a plus. The Tampa new store application event is taking place as follows:

Location: Publix at Carrollwood Square, 5371 Ehrlich Rd., Tampa, FL 33625
Dates: Sept. 12 AND Sept. 14
Times: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily.

Key West Job Fair 

We’re looking for people-friendly, customer-service-oriented associates to join our team and are hiring in all departments! Culinary experience is a plus. The Key West application event is taking place as follows:

Location: DoubleTree Inn, 3990 S. Roosevelt Blvd., Key West, FL
Dates: Oct. 5
Times: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Key Largo Job Fair 

We’re looking for people-friendly, customer-service-oriented associates to join our team and are hiring in all departments! Culinary experience is a plus. The Key Largo application event is taking place as follows:

Location: Holiday Inn, 99701 Overseas Highway, Key Largo, FL
Dates: Oct. 6
Times: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Marco Island Seasonal Job Fair

We’re holding a job fair to hire enthusiastic, people friendly individuals for seasonal openings in all departments for our Marco Island (Shops of Marco and Marco Town Center) stores. Event details are as follows:

Location: Publix at Freedom Square; 12663 Tamiami Trail East; Naples, FL
Date and Times: September 25th; 9am to 5pm

Walk-ins are welcome, or you may save time by scheduling an optional appointment at Publix.Fullslate.Com

Estero, Bonita Springs, and Fort Myers Seasonal Job Fair

We’re holding a job fair to hire enthusiastic, people friendly individuals for seasonal openings in all departments for our Estero (Corkscrew Village), Bonita Springs (Shoppes at Pelican Landing), and Fort Myers (Alico Commons) stores. Event details are as follows:

Location: Publix at The Shoppes at Grande Oaks; 20311 Grande Oak Shoppes Blvd; Estero, FL
Dates and Times: September 25th; 9am to 5pm
September 26th, 9am to 5pm

Walk-ins are welcome, or you may save time by scheduling an optional appointment at Publix.Fullslate.Com

Naples Seasonal Job Fair 1 – Freedom Square, Naples Lakes Village Center, Shoppes at Hammock Cove

We’re holding a job fair to hire enthusiastic, people friendly individuals for seasonal openings in all departments for our Naples (Freedom Square, Naples Lakes Village Center and Shoppes at Hammock Cove) stores. . Event details are as follows:

Event location:  Publix at Freedom Square; 12663 Tamiami Trail East; Naples, FL
Date and Times:  September 26th; 9am to 5pm

Walk-ins are welcome, or you may save time by scheduling an optional appointment at Publix.Fullslate.Com

Naples Seasonal Job Fair 2 – Naples Plaza, Neopolitan Way Shopping Center and Pine Ridge Crossing

We’re holding a job fair to hire enthusiastic, people friendly individuals for seasonal openings in all departments for our Estero (Corkscrew Village), Bonita Springs (Shoppes at Pelican Landing), and Fort Myers (Alico Commons) stores. Event details are as follows:

Event location: Publix at Naples Plaza; 1981 Tamiami Trl N; Naples, FL
Dates and Times: September 29th; 9am to 5pm

Walk-ins are welcome, or you may save time by scheduling an optional appointment at Publix.Fullslate.Com

Naples Seasonal Job Fair 3 – Berkshire Commons and Kings Lake Square

We’re holding a job fair to hire enthusiastic, people friendly individuals for seasonal openings in all departments for our Naples (Berkshire Commons and Kings Lake Square) stores. stores. Event details are as follows:

Location: Publix at Berkshire Commons; 7101 Radio Rd; Naples, FL
Dates and Times: September 29th; 9am to 5pm

Walk-ins are welcome, or you may save time by scheduling an optional appointment at Publix.Fullslate.Com

Bonita Springs Seasonal Job Fair – Bonita Grande Crossing

We’re holding a job fair to hire enthusiastic, people friendly individuals for seasonal openings in all departments for our Bonita Springs (Bonita Grande Crossing) store. Event details are as follows:

Location: Publix at Bonita Grande Crossing; 12900 Trade Way Four; Bonita Springs, FL
Dates and Times: October 4th; 9am to 5pm

Walk-ins are welcome, or you may save time by scheduling an optional appointment at Publix.Fullslate.Com

Bonita Springs and Fort Myers Beach Seasonal Job Fair

We’re holding a job fair to hire enthusiastic, people friendly individuals for seasonal openings in all departments for our Estero (Corkscrew Village), Bonita Springs (Shoppes at Pelican Landing), and Fort Myers (Alico Commons) stores. Event details are as follows:

Location: Publix at Bonita Grande Crossing; 12900 Trade Way Four; Bonita Springs, FL
Dates and Times: October 4th; 9am to 5pm

Walk-ins are welcome, or you may save time by scheduling an optional appointment at Publix.Fullslate.Com

Fort Myers Seasonal Job Fair

We’re holding a job fair for seasonal openings in all departments for our Fort Myers (Sanibel Beach Place, Gladiolus Gateway, Summerlin Crossings and Publix at San Carlos) stores. Event details are as follows:

Location: United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee Counties; 7273 Concourse Drive; Fort Myers, FL
Date and Times: October 4th; 9am to 5pm

Walk-ins are welcome, or you may save time by scheduling an optional appointment at Publix.Fullslate.Com

Naples Seasonal Job Fair – Riverchase and Pelican Bay Marketplace

We’re holding a job fair to hire enthusiastic, people friendly individuals for seasonal openings in all departments for our Naples (Riverchase Shopping Center and Marketplace at Pelican Bay) stores. Event details are as follows:

Location: Publix at Riverchase Shopping Center; 11200 Tamiami Trl N # 2200; Naples, FL
Dates and Times: October 6th; 9am to 5pm

Walk-ins are welcome, or you may save time by scheduling an optional appointment at Publix.Fullslate.Com

Event Name:  Other Seasonal Job Fairs – Southwest Region of Florida

We’ll be announcing even more Seasonal Job Fairs to hire for the Southwest Region in October, November and beyond so bookmark this page and check back soon!

All other cities:  No events are planned at this time but jobseekers can always apply at their nearest store. Afterwards, speak with a manager and ask if there are any openings at this time or if they forsee any in the near future.


GEORGIA EVENTS

Dawsonville, GA New Store Hiring Applications Accepted

Publix is opening a new store in Dawsonville, GA at Dawson Crossroads, 145 Forest Boulevard, and we are looking for energetic and upbeat candidates to become Publix Associates. Apply at the Job Application Center kiosk in in one of the following Cumming, GA Publix stores:

Lanier Commons Publix – 3480 Keith Bridge Rd.
Publix at Cumming 400 Shopping Center – 580 Atlanta Road

Moultrie, GA New Store Job Fair

Publix is opening a new store in Moultrie, GA at Moultrie Commons, 378 Veteran’s Parkway North. We are looking for energetic and upbeat candidates to become Publix Associatesand are holding a Job Fair as follows:

Event Location: Southern Regional Technical College Conference Room B and C
Event Address: 800 Veterans Parkway North Moultrie, GA 31788
Event Dates: Thursday Sept. 22 through Saturday Sept. 24, 2016
Event Times: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM daily

All other cities:  No events are planned at this time but jobseekers can always apply at their nearest store. Afterwards, speak with a manager and ask if there are any openings at this time or if they forsee any in the near future.


NORTH CAROLINA EVENTS

Charlotte, NC Hiring Event

Publix is opening a new store in Charlotte (Publix at Prosperity Village Square – 10110 Benfield Road, Charlotte) and is looking for great, people-friendly future associates to deliver our legendary Publix customer service.  Stay tuned for event details, but feel free to apply at one of the following stores:

Shops at Southline – 2222 South Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28203, * Publix at Market Square, 9815 Rose Commons Drive, Huntersville, NC 28078, or
Publix at Willow Oaks Crossing – 5015 Weddington Road, Concord, NC 28027.


SOUTH CAROLINA EVENTS

Chapin, SC New Store Applications Accepted

Publix is opening a new store in Chapin, SC, at 1235 Chapin Road, and we are looking for energetic and upbeat candidates to become Publix Associates. Apply at the Job Application Center kiosk in in one of the following Publix stores:

Columbiana Station – 150 Harbison Blvd., Columbia
Murray Landing – 2732 N. Lake Drive, Columbia
Kennerly Crossing – 7320 Broad River Road, Irmo

Charleston, SC Hiring Event

Publix has is hiring in Charleston and we are looking for energetic and upbeat candidates to become Publix Associates! We are hiring in all departments on Friday, September 23, 2016, between 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., at the following location:
Daniel Island Town Center – 162 Seven Farms Drive, Ste 100, Charleston, SC 29492

Mount Pleasant, SC Hiring Event – 3 Convenient Locations

Publix has three stores in Mt. pleasant and we are looking for energetic and upbeat candidates to become our newest associates! We’re hiring in all departments, so please apply at one of these Hiring Events taking place Friday, September 23, 2016:
Queensborough Shopping Center – 1000 Johnnie Dodds Blvd., Ste 106, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
Publix at North Point – 1435 Ben Sawyer Blvd., Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
The Shoppes at Park West – 1125 Park West Blvd., Mt. Pleasant, SC 29466

TENNESSEE EVENTS

No events are planned at this time but jobseekers can always apply at their nearest store. Afterwards, speak with a manager and ask if there are any openings at this time or if they forsee any in the near future.


If there are no events 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.

Publix Associate Career Fairs: one example of investing in our associates

What makes our culture so different here at Publix?

One reason is the time,  effort and energy we put into developing our most important resource: our associates!

Our Publix Associate Career Fairs are a great example of this. Held periodically throughout the year in participating districts, these events are for store associates interested in progressing in their careers at Publix. It gives them a chance to meet with managers at the department, store and district level to learn more about their jobs, jobs in their or other departments that might interest them, and about what it might take to progress into management.  We think it’s a great program, and the enthusiastic attendance by associates eager to grow in their Publix careers suggests it’s a popular one. And it only makes sense to invest in our associates – since Publix is an associate owned company!

But don’t take our word for it!  See for yourself: