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Eight questions for Virginians about working for Publix

Maura Satchell

Maura Satchell

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We’ve just opened our first store in “Old Dominion” and are excited and proud to be here!  If you’ve never visited a Publix store before, now is your chance.  You might have heard how our customers rave about shopping here; but did you know our associates delight in working here?

In fact, our associates are what make Publix, “Publix.”  You might be surprised to know we are a family that is 200,000 associates strong!  While we operate stores in only seven southeastern states, we are lauded nationally as Great Place to Work™ and receive more than a million applications for employment each year.  To meet our customers’ and associates’ expectations, we place a high priority on hiring individuals who are committed to exceptional teamwork and superior customer service.

Interested!?  Not sure if you a great fit?  Ask yourself,

  • Are you a people person? Interacting with customers and your store team in a friendly, respectful way is how we roll.
  • Are customers your first priority? One of the things we’re known for is stopping to assist a customer whenever needed, often walking customers directly to the item they’re looking for.
  • Are you energetic? Because Publix is the nation’s largest employee-owned corporation, our associates can earn a stake in the company. For this reason, we all think like owners and hustle like owners to carry out tasks in an effective and efficient way.
  • Do you work well with others? We’re all like family here, so being able to work alongside team members – who are different than you – is important.
  • Are you teachable? Our managers are the best in the business.  Because we promote from within, each worked his or her way up the ranks. They, too, started out in an entry-level positions and can teach you the secrets of success.
  • Can you work weeknights and weekend shifts?  Our store managers value applicants who can cover shifts during our busiest times – which are those nights and weekends.
  • Do you take pride in your work? Employee-ownership is a key ingredient to our success.  We seek applicants who make the most of their positions and challenge themselves to achieve more; Who bring their A-game each and every day like true professionals.
  • Do you reach for the stars? While it doesn’t happen every day, Publix is the kind of place where an entry-level associate can develop and grow to assume a leadership position, maybe even the president of the company!

Did you answer an enthusiastic yes to these questions? Does this sound like the kind of place where you’d be proud to start a career?  Begin your application online and reserve your spot at an upcoming Job Fair by visiting this link.  As we expand into the great Commonwealth of Virginia, you will find employment opportunities and hiring events galore, so be sure to check back often.

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