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Create some magic as a Deli Clerk at Publix!

Maura Satchell

Maura Satchell

Publix Deli Clerk ImageDoes the idea of working in a fast-paced food service environment appeal to you? Do you love serving people? Can you work well with a team serving up some of the most popular items in our Publix stores? If you’ve answered yes, then the Deli Clerk job at Publix might be the perfect choice for you!

You’ve got to know it is a demanding job and you are always on the move. But when you think about it, you are creating the subs and fried chicken that legendary meals are made of! There is more to the role of Deli Clerk than that, of course, but you get the idea. You could work for the busiest department in our stores!  And find out why we’re considered a Great Place to Work.

Read more about what it is like and some of the typical tasks of our Deli Clerks here. If this job appeals to you, visit our careers website to discover what we offer in terms of benefits, training and reasons folks love working at Publix.

We think you’ll love the idea of a Deli Clerk job with the nation’s largest employee-owned company! Join the more than 13,000 Deli Clerks in our stores across Florida, Georgia, Alabama, North and South Carolina and Tennessee. Check out these cities in which we have Critical Openings for Deli Clerks right now:

Alabama: Augusta, Gardendale, Gunterville, Homewood,

Florida:  Belleair Bluffs, Boca Raton, Coconut Creek, Coral Springs, Davie, Daytona Beach, Deerfield Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, Lake City, Largo, Lauderhill, Lighthouse Point, Loxahatchee, Key Largo, Key West, Margate, North Lauderdale, Pembroke Pines, Pinellas Park, Plantation, Pompano Beach, Seminole, Southwest Ranches, Stuart, Sunrise, Tamarac, Tampa, Vero Beach, Weston, Wilton Manors

Georgia: Alpharetta, Flowery Branch, Peachtree Corners, Roswell, Woodstock,

North Carolina: None at this time.

South Carolina: Anderson, Bluffton, Charleston, Chapin, Columbia, Daniel Island, Duncan, Greenville, Hardeeville, Hilton Head, Lexington, Mount Pleasant,

Tennessee: Brentwood, Cleveland, Franklin, Gallatin, Hendersonville, Lebanon, Nashville, Spring Hill,

Is there a Deli Clerk job opening listed in a city near you? If there is, what are you waiting for? Head to your nearest store and apply! If not, be sure to bookmark this page and return since it will be updated regularly to spread the word about our critical needs.

Can we answer any questions about this job or about working at Publix for you? Don’t hesitate to ask! It’s our pleasure.

27 Responses

  1. janet July 11, 2015 at 3:14 am #

    I would like to apply as a deli clerk in this store I have 20 years experience I worked in chick-fil-a celebration as a manager Thank you 407-309-0423

    • sherrigordon
      sherrigordon July 12, 2015 at 8:21 am #

      Good morning, have you by chance, apply directly to the store?

    • dkindos September 23, 2015 at 9:31 am #

      I would like to apply as a deli associate to store #823 in Lynn Haven Florida. I have over 30 years experience working with the Boar”s Head company, both corporate and distribution. Thank you. [850] 774-0362

      • Maura Satchell
        Maura Satchell September 24, 2015 at 10:36 am #

        That’s wonderful to hear. All you have to do is head to the store and apply! Afterwards, speak with a manager (and if you have certifications or documents, bring those along) and share with him or her about your years of experience and the fact that you applied. Ask if they have any openings or if they will in the near future. If not, you can visit other stores in the surrounding area and ask the same of managers there. You’d tell them that you applied at store #823. If you’d like, you may also email – she is the retail recruiting specialist for that area and may know of nearby openings if that is a possibility you wish to explore. Best of luck!

  2. marg1234 July 12, 2015 at 12:12 pm #

    I am interested in this job–please contact me at cell: 386-569-4536 or home: 386-467-9084–I live in the Palatka, Florida area-Thanks!

  3. demetre July 13, 2015 at 5:18 pm #

    I am moving to Atlanta august 30th, i have 3years and 2 months experience working in the deli, grocery. i would like to be become apart of your team


    demetre wilson

    • Maura Satchell
      Maura Satchell July 14, 2015 at 9:52 am #

      That’s great, Demetre! As the blog post explains, to be considered, you will need to apply in person at one of our store’s Job Application Center kiosks. There’s one in each store. After applying, be sure to stop by and speak with a manager to let him or her know you’ve applied and about your experience. And feel free to visit other nearby Publix stores to share that you’ve applied with management there too. All stores in the area can view your application and it is often the case that a candidate applies at one store and is hired on at another store that has greater needs for that particular position. Best of luck!

  4. kaliah12 July 24, 2015 at 3:09 pm #

    I would like to work on your feelings in Savannah, ga. I do not have any experience.

    • Marcy
      Marcy July 27, 2015 at 10:41 am #

      Thank you for your interest in Publix! We have two stores located in Savannah: The Village at Skidaway Island on Westridge Rd. and Island Towne Centre on Highway 80. I encourage you to go to the Publix nearest you and submit an application on the store’s Job Application Center. Here is some information on how to apply which you should read prior to visiting the store Good luck!

  5. spendarvis2 September 4, 2015 at 9:55 am #

    I worked at Publix all through high school and after for a total of 6 years, I also worked seasonal for 5 months in Ft MYers fl

    Am interested in getting back in, was punctual , never missed work and have a good attitude. Have been trying to get rehired without success. willing to start any where stock , bagging just want my foot in the door. Can I find out if I am not eligible for rehire for some reason? Thank you.

    • Maura Satchell
      Maura Satchell September 4, 2015 at 10:58 am #

      Are you still located in the Ft. Myers area? If so, reach out to LaTarsha at this link. If not, identify the Retail Staffing Specialist that leads the hiring efforts in your particular area and provide a resume listing your Publix experience.

  6. Annick Devery-Duz October 26, 2015 at 8:47 pm #

    Hi Maura,

    First of all I’d like to apologize ahead of time for the length of this message…I just don’t who else to contact.

    I worked as a deli clerk at #180 back in the early 90’s. I was only there for about a year. (I loved my job, I was good at it, but because of some personal issues I was having at the time I made a MAJOR mistake by leaving without giving notice. I know that it was wrong, but the only thing I can chalk it up to is that I was young and made a very stupid and irresponsible mistake…one that I’ve regretted ever since.)

    In the 20+ years since then, I have had many management jobs in not only the food industry, but in clothing and office administration as well. I have also owned two successful companies. Now that I am “older and wiser” I would LOVE to get back into Publix, again as a deli clerk. I live in the Boynton Beach (FL) area and would prefer to work somewhere close to home.

    I put in my application on September 11th, updated it 30 days later, and have even gone into to all of the surrounding stores to drop off my resume (even though I know it’s not a requirement.) About three weeks ago I spoke with one of the store managers at a store that I KNEW needed help in the deli, I explained to her my situation, and she told me that prior to an interview she would need to send an email (I’m guessing to someone up in Lakeland?) She very politely explained that because of the way I originally left Publix she would have to find out what my status was with the company. She also explained that with “rehires” the application process takes a bit longer. I have since checked in with her twice and she told me that she had yet to get a reply.

    Oddly enough, on the same day I had the initial conversation with that store manager I got a phone call from a deli manager at a different Publix asking if I’d like to come in for an interview. I told him ABSOLUTELY, I went in a few days later and was interviewed by his assistant. The assistant told me that he would speak with the deli manager later that day, and then they would call me back within a few days to let me know if I would be lucky enough to have an interview with the store manager. I have since (on four different occasions) contacted that department in person, as well as on the phone, to find out if there was any news…and still nothing.

    I then went to my “home” store the other day, had a very lovely conversation with the deli manager (who unfortunately wasn’t hiring), explained to him everything I’ve just told you, and he said that even though each store does things differently, it shouldn’t be taking this long for me to hear something. I was even told the same exact thing by one of the meat managers (from yet another store) that has been working for Publix for 25 years.

    As you can probably imagine at this point I’m VERY confused. I am so eager to come back to work for Publix but I don’t know what to do next. I completely understand that Publix is a huge company and maybe it DOES take a month and a half for the application of a rehire. I feel like I’m being pushy every time I go back to talk to these different managers, but I want them to understand how badly I want to work there. (I’m not even considering looking into another company because in my eyes…Publix is the best!)

    Could you please help me out by guiding me to the right person, or giving me some sort of advice? I would be most appreciative!

    Thank you so much for your time,

    • Annick Devery-Duz October 27, 2015 at 3:22 pm #

      Hi again Maura,

      This morning I stopped in my local store to speak with the store manager to ask how long it may be until I hear back from someone regarding the comment I left on this page ( ) last night.

      I told the manager that I was basically just trying to find out if I was or was not eligible to be rehired. I also explained that shortly after posting my comment online, I sent an email to Sue Ward (the recruiter for my area) explaining the comment I had posted.

      The manager’s suggestion to me was to call Publix’s main #, and speak to someone in the Personnel Dept. As soon as I got home I did just that, and I was transferred to someone in the Rehire Eligibility Dept. The woman was very nice, and after giving her all of my information she informed me that because of the circumstances of my leaving the company…I would need to fill out and send back a Letter of Repeal. I gave her all of my information and am now waiting for the form to arrive in the mail. She informed me that the whole decision making process could take up to 60 days.

      I am telling you all of this in order to save you from doing any of the legwork yourself.

      So far everyone that I’ve dealt with at Publix (from store level, all the way up to corporate) has been extremely pleasant, helpful, informative, and above all…patient. That is why I will definitely wait the 60 or more days to hear the results. I am not even going to look for employment elsewhere in the meantime because THIS is the type of company that I want to work for. A company that truly cares about their current employees, former employees, future employees, customers, and their community. And even if I am unfortunately told that I am unable to come back to the Publix family…I will STILL remain a loyal customer, and I will ALWAYS hold Publix in the highest of lights.

      Thank you again for your time. Keeping my fingers, toes, and everything ELSE crossed!


      • Maura Satchell
        Maura Satchell October 27, 2015 at 3:29 pm #

        Hi Annick, my apologies, I reached out to Sue Ward, our Retail Staffing Specialist for the Miami Division to see if she could check on things for you but she’s running Seasonal Staffing Events right now and has been out of the office. I see you emailed her as a well, that’s great. And I’m impressed with your perseverance and appreciate your taking on the investigation yourself. To protect privacy, we don’t all have access to data that some might have and yes, I was going to recommend you check with the Rehire Eligibility area of Personnel Records if Sue had been unsuccessful in locating your application data. We truly appreciate your loyalty as a customer and yes, have our fingers and toes crossed that you might be found eligible for rehire.

        • Annick Devery-Duz November 9, 2015 at 2:06 pm #

          Hi Maura,

          Please check your email.

          Thanks so much!


          • Maura Satchell
            Maura Satchell November 10, 2015 at 11:27 am #

            Hi Annick, I got your email and thank you so much! I’m very glad to hear Sue called you. She’s terrific and will be very helpful. My fingers are crossed for you and yes, please check back in. And remember to stay positive. It can take some time as hiring needs change during the year, so be persistent!

  7. raqueltt16 December 20, 2015 at 5:22 pm #

    Hello, Today I Applied for a job at your turkey creek location in Farragut, Tennessee. I am interested in deli clerk position or stock person. I have experience working in the deli department. I am very interested in pursuing a career at Publix supermarket. I hope to hear feedback soon in hopes to start a new job at Publix. Thank you very much for your time. Raquel Terranova 215-939-7957

    • Maura Satchell
      Maura Satchell December 21, 2015 at 8:10 am #

      Raquel, that’s awesome to hear! What we recommend is that you return to the store and try to speak with a manager to let him or her know of your experience and interest in working for Publix. One piece of advice: since it is a busy week, head in either early in the day or later in the evening before closing when it will be least busy. Also, don’t forget to update your application each 30 days to remain an active applicant. Best of luck!

      • youthanasia1982 January 14, 2016 at 4:22 pm #

        So going before close would be a time to talk to a manager? While usually between 8:30 and 9:30 p.m. is most often when I’m in my local Publix (store 1482), I’ve refrained from talking to anybody at that time, because I often think that at that particular time of day, the last thing they’d want to do would be to talk to some jerk looking for a job.
        Also, since at my current job, I’ll sometimes get out of work around 2:30 or 3:30 a.m. or later (another reason I hate my job) I’ve seen Publix trucks pulling into the store’s parking lot that late at night. It has me wondering if Publix maintains an overnight stock crew.
        Thanks again,

        • Maura Satchell
          Maura Satchell January 20, 2016 at 9:41 am #

          Yes, that would work! And apologies for delayed response. Your best bet is to enquire on the positions available at each store. And you can check multiple stores, but be sure to apply first and then advise the managers of the other stores at which one you applied. Best of luck!

  8. justin d April 20, 2016 at 3:11 pm #

    Hello Maura,
    I was fortunate enough to get hired into one of the four Publix grocers within 10 minutes from my house. My 12 years of kitchen experience have definitely come in handy during my first few weeks in the deli, but I would ultimately like to utilize and add to my 7 years of management skills. After researching the track to management for Publix associates I found that there are 16 positions leading to management. What are the positions and requirements for advancement into these PLMs? Would it be more beneficial to transfer to another store if there are no immediate openings?
    Justin D.

    • Maura Satchell April 21, 2016 at 11:45 am #

      Hi Justin and welcome to the Publix family! I’d suggest you speak with your store manager to explore the best options for growing your career with Publix. It’s exciting and here’s a link to the Career Paths you can explore: Best of luck to you and come on back if you have any further questions, Justin. ~ Maura

  9. ddyoung May 17, 2016 at 7:09 pm #

    Hello I was just wondering how long at takespublix to get back to you after background check and a drug test

    • Maura Satchell May 18, 2016 at 8:00 am #

      Depending on the complexity and other circumstances, it can take more than a week.

  10. Maura Satchell May 18, 2016 at 8:00 am #

    If it’s been more than a week, head over to the store and ask the manager that processed your paperwork.

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