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Job Fairs, hiring opportunities and informational events, oh my!

Maura Satchell

Maura Satchell

Publix - Now HiringIn 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 .

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.


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.


Destin, FL

2/3/2017 – 2/3/2017  9:00 AM to 6:00 PM CST

This event is to hire new associates for our Destin and Sandestin locations. The event is being held at our Destin store located at 4425 Commons Dr E Destin, FL 32541.  Visit to start your application or schedule an appointment.

Niceville, FL

2/5/2017 – 2/5/2017 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM CST

This event is to hire new associates for our Destin and Sandestin locations. The event is being held at the Niceville Holiday Inn Express Conf. Room located at 106 Bayshore Dr, Niceville, FL 32578. Visit to start your application or schedule an appointment.

Orange Beach, AL

2/15/2017 – 2/16/2017 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM CST

This event is to hire seasonal associates for our Orange Beach, Alabama, location. The seasonal job fair is being held at our Orange Beach store located at 25771 Perdido Beach Blvd., Orange Beach, AL, 36561-6107. Visit to start your application or schedule an appointment.

Panama City Beach, FL

2/20/2017 – 2/20/2017 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM CST

This event is to hire seasonal associates for three of our Panama City Beach locations. The seasonal job fair will be held at the store located at 11240 Panama City Beach Pkwy., Panama City Beach, FL, 32407-2449. Visit to start your application or schedule an appointment.


Savannah, GA

2/20/2017 – 2/20/2017 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM EST

This event is to hire for select Savannah and Pooler, GA locations. The event is being held at the Hilton Garden Inn Savannah Midtown Conf. Room located at 5711 Abercorn St. Savannah, GA 31405. Visit to start your application or schedule an appointment.



Boone, NC

2/15/2017 – 2/18/2017 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM EST

This event is for the new store (Publix at Three Creeks) in Boone, NC. Event Details: Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Boone, NC, 2060 Blowing Rock Rd., Boone, NC 28607. Visit to start your application or schedule an appointment.



Beaufort, SC

2/7/2017 – 2/7/2017 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM EST

This event is to hire new associates for our Beaufort, SC location. The event is being held in our Beaufort store located at 61 Ladys Island Dr. Beaufort, SC 29907. Visit to start your application or schedule an appointment.

 Bluffton, SC
2/9/2017 – 2/9/2017 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM EST
This event is to hire new associates for our Beaufort, SC and Hilton Head Island locations. The event is being held at the Sun City Hampton Inn Conf. Room located at 29 William Pope Drive, Bluffton, SC.  Visit to start your application or schedule an appointment.


Greenville, TN

2/15/2017 – 2/18/2017 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM EST

This event is for the new store (Fairgrounds Plaza) in Greenville, TN. Event Details: General Morgan Inn, 111 N. Main Street, Greenville, TN 37743. Visit to start your application or schedule an appointment.

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.

88 Responses

  1. gtrudelle May 31, 2015 at 6:00 pm #

    I am still interested in working for Publix.I would like work in Parrish Florida. I understand they are looking for stocker’s.

    • Maura Satchell
      Maura Satchell June 1, 2015 at 8:06 am #

      Hi! That’s wonderful to hear. Your best bet is to head to your nearby store and apply. After applying, speak with a manager to let him or her know why you’d make a great Publix associate and ask if there are any openings in the job class(es) you are interested in. You can visit other nearby stores and speak with managers there too. Remember to update your application within each 30 day time frame to keep it active. Best of luck!

    • linda922 February 7, 2016 at 10:25 pm #

      Hi. I recently applied for the pricing coordinator position in Carolina Forest. I was told to apply for cashier since that job wasn’t a choice. I have 2 years experience in this position. Is there another way to apply for full time? Thank you

      • Maura Satchell
        Maura Satchell February 9, 2016 at 9:55 am #

        No ma’am! To apply for any store job, you apply at the Job Application Center kiosk. You can reflect your available hours at that time. Keep in mind that the more night and weekend shifts you are able to work, the more attractive you will appear as a candidate to managers that are hiring. Best of luck, Linda!

  2. cteal June 15, 2015 at 11:14 am #

    I’m looking for a part time job as a cashier in Naples, FL. I have been to the store on Radio Rd. I talked to Marlene. I updated my application at the store. Hope they will be hiring soon.

    • Maura Satchell
      Maura Satchell June 15, 2015 at 1:41 pm #

      That’s wonderful to hear! They may not be hiring at this very moment, so be sure to return to the JAC and update your application within each 30 day cycle. It only takes about 3-5 minutes and it keeps your application active so that managers can view it. And when you return to update, stop in ad say hi to Marlene or another manager. It helps to put a name to a face so be sure to state your name clearly and spell it if it is a challenging one! Hope these tips help and fingers crossed for you.

  3. gaby4040 June 25, 2015 at 8:36 am #

    My son has applied to store 1267 at 8300 Bee Ridge Rd Sarasota, FL 34241-6312. it was understood that every 30 days he must re-submit his application. This past month he did such thing and he was also advised to speak to a manager. He did that also, but the person that he spoke to which said that he is an asst manager told him that they do not even look at applicants that are 14 years old. As per Publix policy you can apply at the age of 14. Unfortunately because of what he was told he is discouraged to go look for work, since “14 year old applications are not even looked at”. I am very disappointed with the store and how they treated my son by its (asst.) manger. I am sure my son will bounce back but what about that kid that can’t…. I hope this gets fixed.

    • Maura Satchell
      Maura Satchell June 25, 2015 at 12:49 pm #

      Hi Gaby (I’m assuming from your email and hope that is correct),
      I’m so sorry that we have disappointed your son during his job search process and we would like to address it. If it is possible, can you please send me your contact information, including name, email and telephone number, as well as your son’s name and I will have the Store Manager reach out to you personally. Please send your information to . Thank you so much for taking the time to write and in advance for sending me your information se we might best address this.

  4. smugger81 July 1, 2015 at 4:17 am #

    Hi, My name is Sean.

    I’ve applied for Publix & kept it active for a while (4 or 5 months). I’ve tried to keep it updated. I have over 10 years of customer service (bakery, customer service & Meat & Seafood (departments). The thing is I have cerebral palsy & I have been told by friends, co workers, guests alike that I’m good enough to join the publix team. The problem I have is, despite my best efforts to be visible & Intrested at 3 deferent stores for positions that are open in my area. I’m finding default to prove to the mangers there are more to me then my disability, even though I’ve heard that they have hired people like me. They put in a mini quiz at the beginning of the app that through me off, I was told that I had low scores but I feel that it doesn’t show what kind of worker i am. Cause I’ve always done the best I can with the limitations I got. I do have a problem with explaining myself which is more likely part of my disabilly. The main point I’m just trying to ask/make is despite my best efforts, is there anything I can do to help improve my chances? Cause my friends who work for publix who know me & my work ethic can only do so much. (putting in a good word for me)

    • Maura Satchell
      Maura Satchell July 1, 2015 at 7:50 am #

      Hi Sean and thank you very much for your message. It sounds like you have a great deal of experience in working with the public. As for your cerebral palsy, your friends are right, Publix has been recognized nationally for its effort in employing people with physical disabilities, and recognizes employees with disabilities are part of the communities in which we operate and must be fully integrated into all aspects of the workplace. Regarding the assessment you mentioned, you can retake that each six months, but in the meantime, be sure to speak with managers at the store in which you applied and nearby stores (if there are any near you), and let them know you applied. Then recount your many years of experience and why you would make a great associate at Publix. Finally, managers look at the availability of candidates to work some nights and weekends since those are the busiest times within our stores. Be sure your application reflects you can work at least some of those shifts (if that is the case) and mention that when speaking with managers. I hope this helps and I wish you the best of luck, Sean!

      • smugger81 July 2, 2015 at 6:09 pm #

        Thanks for the advice, I have tried to talk to acouple of them. How ever because I have a hard time explaining myself. I’m worried that I make bad impression. When actually I’m trying to make a good impression. I tried to show my flexibility (days/nights shifts) etc I have always been very flexabull when comes to work. It’s gets really hard to prove, I try to prove my self in the department/sales floor. When I get put in a department & trained they want me to work. That when I start to do good.

        As I said before that’s why I was asking if there was anything I can do to improve my chances. I appreciate your advice. Iike I said it gets hard to prove at times that there’s more to me then just my cerebral palsy.

        • Maura Satchell
          Maura Satchell July 3, 2015 at 8:03 am #

          I am sure it is frustrating for you at times, Sean. My best advice is to continue with persistence and perhaps you can bring a paper document, like a resume, to give them each time which highlights your previous experience and skills. Make sure it has your name, address and contact information on it. Again, best of luck and stay positive.

          • smugger81 July 4, 2015 at 3:37 am #

            Thanks again, I always try too.

          • Maura Satchell
            Maura Satchell July 6, 2015 at 11:31 am #

            It’s my pleasure, Sean!

  5. djohns30 July 1, 2015 at 3:40 pm #

    Hi my name is Daphne,

    I have applied at the distribution warehouse here in
    Jacksonville Fl and have not heard anything back not
    Even the assessment test that is supposed to be sent.
    But my application is in considering status could you tell
    Me what this means?

    • Maura Satchell
      Maura Satchell July 2, 2015 at 9:11 am #

      Our hiring managers often have to review many hundreds of applications and it can take some time – up to several weeks. The assessment test is not automatic, so and You will receive notification about the assessment and further steps in the process if you are considered among those candidates most qualified for the position.

      • djohns30 July 2, 2015 at 11:08 am #

        I received it this morning! Thank you for your quick response hope you have a Great holiday weekend!!

        • Maura Satchell
          Maura Satchell July 3, 2015 at 8:00 am #

          That’s great news, Daphne! Best of luck to you!

  6. nadiezhda July 7, 2015 at 3:27 pm #

    I am interested for a part time job a deli clerk for Publix. I live in Sarasota, Fl.
    I have a lot experience in this department.
    please help me. thank you.

    • Maura Satchell
      Maura Satchell July 8, 2015 at 9:57 am #

      Awesome, Nadie! Just head to your nearest or favorite Publix location and apply! Be sure to note your experience and after applying, speak with a manager and share with him or her about your skills and why you’d make a great associate. If you’d care to learn more, this blog offers more great tips:

  7. carlos.segovia July 9, 2015 at 8:28 pm #

    To Whom It May Concern,

    I currently work in store #852 and I have finished my bachelors in accounting. I plan to enroll in a masters of accounting program at FSU in the spring semester, so that I can be able to sit down for the CPA exam and receive my license. I’ve been working in Publix retail for four months now, and I can see myself working for Publix long term. My question is what route would I have to take, in order to get switched from retail to corporate?

    • Maura Satchell
      Maura Satchell July 10, 2015 at 11:04 am #

      Hi Carlos, that sounds like a wonderful plan! If you haven’t yet done so, I recommend you check this page at our Publix.Jobs website for a lot of information about the roles in our Finance area and how to apply. If you have any other questions, please feel free to come back and ask! Finally, I’d like to thank you personally for your loyal service to our company!

      • waysnu July 21, 2015 at 10:34 am #

        I have applied for opening at Publix Federal Credit Union. I am a graduate of Kaplan University. I graduated with a business administration degree. I was just wondering if these positions have been filled? And do I still have a chance at getting noticed?

        Robert Cherry

        • Maura Satchell
          Maura Satchell July 21, 2015 at 1:56 pm #

          Hi and thank you for your question. We do not hire for Publix Employees Federal Credit Union. You can reach them via this link:

  8. shawnpoloallen July 11, 2015 at 12:35 am #

    Hi my name is Keyshawn, I’ve applied for Publix’s in Saint Petersburg, Florida for 8 months. I’ve never got a reply from any of the store in the area including Gulfport ,Pinellas Park, and Treasure Island. If called around to all of the stores and they tell me the same thing! “Keep your application active”. But, they one of them say that they weren’t hiring and a dude I went in with applying got the a job? I just need help with figure out why somebody hasn’t called, I’m very smart and I’m skilled.

    • sherrigordon
      sherrigordon July 12, 2015 at 8:22 am #

      Hi Keyshawn, by chance have you stopped in and spoke directly to the store manager of the location that you’re applying?

  9. waysnu July 21, 2015 at 10:29 am #

    I was once a Publix employee. I was bumped out by store closures in my area in Atlanta,GA a few years back. I was wondering is it possible to still get my job back? Or at least have an opportunity to get a new one some where else? I have an application in the system I’ve been keeping it active for years now. I have been working another job since then, but there no place like home. Publix is great, my wife works for the company now for about 15 years. I have been in contact with hr in Atlanta (Nina Gaines) she knows my situation. If I could be assisted in anyway please help. I am a Kaplan graduate with a bachelors in business. I love to work and serve others with a smile.

    Thanks you,
    Robert Cherry

    • Maura Satchell
      Maura Satchell July 21, 2015 at 1:58 pm #

      That is great to hear you want to return, Robert. Since you have an application in, simply return to the store at which you applied and advise the manager that you are a former associate and would like to return. If you are looking for support opportunities, your best bet is to check out the hourly support positions in your Atlanta area. They can be found via this link: . I hope this helps and wish you best of luck.

      • waysnu July 21, 2015 at 4:21 pm #

        I’m currently in Miami and have been talking to managers. I was wondering if you could give me some in sight ,so that I could have a fighting chance in this current employment market. I’m willing to work any where Publix resides.


        • Maura Satchell
          Maura Satchell July 22, 2015 at 7:56 am #

          My best suggestion is to read this blog:, read through the information on our website, check out our Publix Careers Facebook page. And finally, have persistence. There are more than 1.5 million applications each year for about 40,000 openings at Publix so competition is intense. Reading that blog and understanding more about what Publix is about should help position you as a competitive candidate if an opening arises. Again, Best of luck!

  10. brandy1j July 24, 2015 at 8:11 pm #

    I have been looking for a job with the distribution center in Jacksonville, Fl. I see the Job fair above will come to Florida but in Alachua.. if I go there will they have openings for the Jacksonville area as well or just for the Alachua area?
    Also last night I saw 3 openings listed on a job site for the Selector position and when I went back this morning to upload my resume they were no longer listed. With further searching it seems they are still available but only for current employees. It seems weird since the current employees are.. well, already employed. Do you know when they will become available for the people currently searching? Thanks.

    • Marcy
      Marcy July 27, 2015 at 12:54 pm #

      Thank you for your interest in joining Publix’s family. The job fair being held in Alachua, Florida is an application event for candidates to apply to work in the store in Alachua. I suggest that you create a job search agent in your account profile on our Publix Jobs Center at Doing that will keep you up to date on Distribution openings available in Jacksonville. You’ll receive an email when positions you’re interested in are posted. It’s important that as soon as you see a position, you apply to it right away because we had receive hundreds of applications for each job opening. Many of the jobs we open in Distribution are internal transfer/promotion opportunities. We post them on our internal Jobs Center which maybe you clicked into accidentally. I hope this information is helpful. Have a nice day!

  11. afua2014 July 26, 2015 at 11:01 am #

    I would like to know if the only way to be hired at Publix is to apply for an hourly store position. I have a BA degree and would like to work for Publix in the Lawrenceville/Duluth area however when I visit your site I do not see any position for corporate positions or administrative opportunities. I have visited your distribution job sites too. The one closest to me is the Publix warehouse in Lawrenceville and there never seem to be any positions available. I hear from people that Publix is hiring but anytime I check on the site it never seems to be the case. Can you help me to get in touch with store here or perhaps a recruiter who can give me some pointers

    • Marcy
      Marcy July 27, 2015 at 11:02 am #

      Thank you for your interest in Publix! We have divisional offices in each of our divisions for which we hire corporate or office staff; our Atlanta divisional offices are located in Marietta, GA. We do have office positions in our Distribution and Manufacturing plants that are located in our divisions, too. Publix is a promote-from-within company so divisional and Distribution office positions are usually filled through internal promotions. That’s probably why you’re not seeing any office positions posted. I recommend that you consider beginning your career at Publix in our stores. It is where many of our corporate executives have started their careers! We have two stores in Lawrenceville: Village Shoppes of Sugarloaf on Sugarloaf Parkway and Merton Walk on Duluth Highway. If you visit one of those stores, you can apply at the Job Application Center for a job within the store. Visit this website to learn more about applying to our stores You can learn more about our support positions at Good luck!

  12. shelleykeen August 9, 2015 at 3:10 pm #

    I am trying to find whom to contact about applying for a pharmacy technician job at the Alachua, Fl. Location. I found the job fair a day too late, so do I go into a Gainesville, Fl. Location and apply there? Thanks for any answers, Shelley

    • Maura Satchell
      Maura Satchell August 10, 2015 at 1:59 pm #

      Hi Shelley, Send an email to with Alachua Pharmacy Technician in the subject line and your contact information too. She can assist you.

  13. mills1196 August 11, 2015 at 8:41 pm #

    Hi! My family was out of town and missed the job fair for the new Cullman, AL store. My husband would like to apply. He has 30 years experience in all aspects the restaurant industry and would love to work there! Could he go apply at the nearest store? Or what’s his best option? Thanks so much!

    • Maura Satchell
      Maura Satchell August 12, 2015 at 3:58 pm #

      Hi! Sorry to hear you guys missed the hiring event. No worries, though! You have two options in regard to employment interest in our new store coming to Cullman :
      • You can apply at our Decatur, AL store or our Gardendale, AL store – please be sure to speak to a Store Manager before you leave (after you apply) and let them know that you are specifically interested in Cullman
      • You can apply at the Cullman store when it opens (currently scheduled for mid-October)

      Thanks for your interest in our new store! We’re excited to be part of your town.

  14. jasonvp August 11, 2015 at 11:11 pm #

    I’m looking for a job in Miami Florida, 3rd time applying. i Spoke to the manager at the store i applied to but he said that there were no current openings and i’d have to wait about 2 weeks and check back in. anyway i can increase my odds of getting the job and make the wait time less? I really want this job.

    • Maura Satchell
      Maura Satchell August 12, 2015 at 4:00 pm #

      Hi Jason, as I noted in response to another comment of yours, you can increase your odds by checking with the managers at other nearby Publix stores. Many of our store associates are hired for stores other than the where ones they applied. Just be sure to let the manager you speak with know at which store you applied and be sure to keep your application active by returning to the JAC and updating it each 30 days. Otherwise, managers do not have access to it. I hope this helps and wish you the best of luck.

  15. slrobin2 August 12, 2015 at 12:37 pm #

    I’ve applied to numerous positions for the corporate office in Lakeland, Florida and there always seems to be a delay with status updates. Each position I’ve applied to says considering but stays there for months. I’ve been trying to get into the marketing department, does Publix only like to hire from within? The application process with Publix hasn’t been the best for me.

    • Maura Satchell
      Maura Satchell August 12, 2015 at 4:06 pm #

      Hi and thank you for your message. The key to getting hired is to find a position where you meet ALL of the required qualifications and many or most of the preferred qualifications. Since you expressed an interest in (Marketing for example), you might want to go to our Careers section to view some of job descriptions of people in our (Marketing Department for example). Here’s the link: The more you can plan ahead and get the experience, education and skills you need for a position you want, the better your chances of getting hired.
      Browse through the job descriptions in other departments as well for ideas. As for the length of time it takes to hear on an application, I know it’s frustrating to want a job and not get called for an interview. We receive several hundred applications for many of our corporate, distribution and manufacturing openings. Only a handful are invited to interview for each opening. I hope this helps.

  16. bthompson3 August 12, 2015 at 10:25 pm #

    Hello Ms. Satchell, I am going to a job fair. I was wondering I’m applying for a management position. My only experience is with Lowe’s as Dept manager 4 years and 3 years Assistant manager at McDonald’s. Servsafe certified. Plus I have a college degree. Do you think they would be interested in person like myself with this background. I know I have no grocery store experience.. Would that hurt me in the long run. Thank you when you get a chance to respond to me. Thanks Bob Thompson….

    • Maura Satchell
      Maura Satchell August 14, 2015 at 11:24 am #

      Bob Thompson, I apologize as I thought I responded to your message earlier but do not see it here. In any event, it’s great to hear you are interested in working for Publix. We are a promote-from-within company so we prefer to select our own associates over external candidates. Internal candidates already have extensive knowledge of our standards of excellence, our processes and our culture. Promoting from within also allows us to recognize associates for their hard work, their willingness and ability to learn new skills, and their desire to make Publix a career. However, to maintain our standards of excellence, we select the person who most closely meets both the required and preferred qualifications for each position, even if that is an external candidate. SO, when you go to the job fair, it would be beneficial for you to reinforce the facts that you have extensive customer service experience and are Servsafe certified with management skills. For more tips to set yourself apart, check out this blog: . Best of luck!

  17. john352 August 18, 2015 at 4:05 pm #

    I am interested in applying for a position at the location in Alachua, FL that is currently under construction. The banner in front of the location directed me to the webpage, however there was no information on a hiring event for that location. Can you tell me how I need to go about applying for a position at that store?

    Thank you!

    • Maura Satchell
      Maura Satchell August 18, 2015 at 4:13 pm #

      Hi John, that’s great you’d like to join Publix! The event that the link referred to is concluded. You can go to any of the stores in Gainesville and apply in person at the Job Application Center Kiosk there. Afterwards, speak with a manager to specify you are interested in working at the Alachua location. And remember to return to the JAC each 30 days to update your application. I hope this helps and wish you all the best.

  18. micky123160 August 21, 2015 at 9:18 am #

    Hello Ms. Satchell

    My name is Ana Lopez and I just moved to Ocala, Florida and I would like to know if there is any part time position available. I have experience in customer service.

    Thank you

    • Maura Satchell
      Maura Satchell August 24, 2015 at 3:35 pm #

      Hi Ana, Welcome to the area! Hiring needs change from day to day at each store and we recommend that you visit your favorite Publix and apply in person at the Job Application Center kiosk there. For more tips, visit this helpful blog post: .

  19. dhttsc August 22, 2015 at 6:54 pm #

    I am interested in management, I have been employed at a major retailer for 16 years and have held multiple management potions there. I would love to be part of your team in the Greenville, SC market.

    • Maura Satchell
      Maura Satchell August 24, 2015 at 3:13 pm #

      Publix has always believed in promoting qualified associates from within the company. We find it helpful since we require extensive knowledge of our standards of excellence, our processes and our culture before turning over management responsibilities to anyone. Promoting from within also allows us to recognize associates for their hard work, their willingness and ability to learn new skills, and their desire to make Publix a career. As a result, we rarely hire external candidates into management positions.The few exceptions are when we don’t have associates ready to move into assistant department manager positions in Bakery, Deli and Meat. For more information concerning our career path process, please visit I hope this helps and I wish you great success!

  20. olgamsteiner August 24, 2015 at 1:35 pm #

    I live in Huntsville, Alabama and have filled out a application online. I visit the stores that are close to home asking for employment in any area but I prefer stocking. I enjoy moving a around, pending, and lifting. I would like part-time work am customer friendly and eager to help with a smile face.
    My application has been in your computer for 6 months and I will have to resubmit a new one soon. I would like to have a job soon so I will not have to submit another application in. It expires 8-31-2015

    Eagerly want to hear from you!

    Olga M. Steiner

    • Maura Satchell
      Maura Satchell August 24, 2015 at 3:17 pm #

      Hi Olga, by applying “online” I take it to mean you have applied at one of our Job Application Center kiosks, is that correct? If that is so, it sounds like you are doing the right things by visiting the stores. Be sure to ask to speak with a manager as it helps to put a face with a name. You can explain in person why you would make a great associate. For more helpful tips, visit this blog: . Best of luck!

  21. gatormom August 27, 2015 at 3:06 pm #

    When will the Alachua Publix open? I heard it was October 8th. If hired, how do they determine which store you will train at.

    • Maura Satchell
      Maura Satchell August 31, 2015 at 4:25 pm #

      The date is not yet announced. Store training information will be provided upon notification of hiring.

  22. nextpublixceo September 6, 2015 at 9:44 am #

    Greetings! I’m interested in the Port Wentworth Event. I’m wondering what store this is for and the positions that are open. What should I bring with me and is there any attire requirements? Thanks for your time.

    • Maura Satchell
      Maura Satchell September 8, 2015 at 2:31 pm #

      Hi, thank you for your message! (And we love your handle 🙂 ) The Port Wentworth event is for our new store coming to Port Wentworth. I would dress appropriately – business casual is fine – and no need to bring anything, but if you have a resume, feel free to bring it along. Here is a link that provides more information about the application process. Best of luck to you!

  23. ahaganou September 13, 2015 at 1:21 pm #

    Hello Maura
    My name is Koffi Gbedjevi. I had completed my BS in Accounting, and I am currently working at Publix Bakery Plant in Atlanta, GA.I started in January 2015 as a temporary for almost 6 months and in July I got hired. My goal is to grow with Publix by assuming new responsibilities if possible working at Business department. What should I do to get there?

    • Maura Satchell
      Maura Satchell September 16, 2015 at 10:10 am #

      Koffi, thank you for your message and for your service to our company! Here is a link to information about our corporate area which offers information on the different areas and jobs within each area. Look it over to see where your interests and qualifications might match and apply! .

      • ahaganou September 16, 2015 at 12:03 pm #

        Thank you for responding
        I am interested in the Finance department. I saw some positions description such as Expense payables, Accounts Receivable, and Retail Accounting which are related to my field, however, these positions often are not posted on the website. What can I do? Would you mind receive a copy of my resume?

        • Maura Satchell
          Maura Satchell September 16, 2015 at 12:45 pm #

          Your best bet is to send your resume to and note that you are a Publix associate and in what positions you are interested in. She’s swamped right now, so it may take a few weeks for her to respond, but she is your best resource. Good luck!

          • ahaganou September 17, 2015 at 1:20 pm #

            I sent my resume to her.

          • Maura Satchell
            Maura Satchell September 17, 2015 at 1:27 pm #

            Great. Again, give her time, and be sure to check out openings at and apply to any to which you are qualified and interested.

  24. ahaganou September 18, 2015 at 12:56 pm #

    OK, thank you for your advice. I will check out openings.

    • Maura Satchell
      Maura Satchell September 21, 2015 at 11:11 am #

      It is our pleasure.

  25. tlheath79 February 17, 2016 at 3:52 pm #

    Publix , We are moving to Myrtle Beach,SC in May and I was hoping to secure an interview for the future Carolina Forest location and hopefully gain employment with Publix before our move. ( I can relocate earlier if necessary for employment.) Can you please let me know how I should go about obtaining a scheduled interview with Publix, due to me having to request off work in advance and travel from Charlotte,NC to your locatiom for an interview? Thank you in advance! Shayna


    • Maura Satchell
      Maura Satchell February 18, 2016 at 11:16 am #

      Hi Shayna, I’ve replied to your message on the “Tips for Landing a Job at Publix” post as well. The Carolina Forest job fair has concluded but you can apply at any nearby store for consideration. Refer to the other message for more details and I wish you all the best! Let us know if we can assist you further.

  26. blanckah March 7, 2016 at 8:30 am #


    I am hearing a few things regarding an event for the new Winston-Salem NC store. Do you have any idea when they will open or have a job fair? Any information will help. Thanks!

    • Maura Satchell
      Maura Satchell March 7, 2016 at 10:23 am #

      Yes, the JOB FAIR has just been finalized! It is taking place as follows: Dates: March 16 – March 20; Times: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily; Application Locations: Publix temporary hiring center, 50-G Miller Street, Winston, Salem, NC. Walk-ins are welcome, but to avoid waiting, you may schedule an appointment at I hope this helps and we hope to see you there!

  27. amiecj March 25, 2016 at 12:06 am #

    Hi there,

    I am interested in applying for a Cashier position for the we store that will be opening on Brawley School Road in Mooresville, NC. Do you have any idea when I will be able to apply?

    Thank in advance,

    Amelia McCoy

    • Maura Satchell
      Maura Satchell March 25, 2016 at 8:07 am #

      I see you’ve asked this question from our Job Fairs blog entry. This post will be updated frequently as new events are planned and old events are completed and while we don’t have details on any event for that store yet, we suggest you bookmark this entry and check back from time to time to see what’s going on in terms of any job fair plans for that location. You can also check at or reach out to us at our Publix Careers Facebook page. Have a great day!

  28. linssjen April 6, 2016 at 8:21 pm #

    Hello there Maura,

    I have looked at past comments and it seems you are in charge of replying, so hello, I hope you are doing well. I have been with Publix for the past five years and I have an interest in advancing into corporate, rather than retail management. I am grocery and have experience in all facets of the department and am relied on for many responsibilities. I was offered GTL but turned it down and also took my assistant grocery test. However, as I said, my interest is not in retail but in corporate, human resources specifically. I am working on my Psychology degree now and realize that many, if not majority, of positions require a degree, but I would like to get my start in the EAP (Employee Assistance Program). Which requires no degree in this specific job title, while still providing a great service for people who are struggling. I just transferred to #226 three weeks ago, in Johns Creek, Georgia, for my next adventure. However, I constantly check the Publix Jobs Center to see if there are any HR positions open (in Atlanta), or any position that I can get a head start right before I earn my degree. I saw a person from my home store today and they suggested job fairs to be able to talk to someone about HR, and that is how I came to this page. Now that I am here, is there any path I could be jumping on or advice that you might be able to share with me? I would love anything that you have that could help.

    Thank you in advance!
    Jennifer Linss

    • Maura Satchell
      Maura Satchell April 7, 2016 at 11:17 am #

      Hi Jennifer and thank you for your great question, and your service and loyalty to our company! EAP is a very small department with little turnover, so I recommend opening up your search to all of HR. Look for Hourly Support positions in HR (positions that do not require a degree, but are great for gaining experience and getting your foot in the door at corporate). Bear in mind, though, that most of the Human Resources openings will be in Lakeland. Best of luck to you!

      • linssjen April 7, 2016 at 9:09 pm #

        Thanks for your reply, Maura! I have looked into it, and the only positions I have found (apart from EAP) are Selection Systems Clerk and Employment Office Clerk that do not require immediate degrees. As you said, I do notice that most positions are in Lakeland, or the Florida area, although, even the ones I find in Atlanta are purely degree-only. Are all the positions in HR, where degrees are not required, small departments, as well? I do not know if that is what you mean by checking for hourly support or I am not looking at the correct positions, my apologies. This is also the first real information I have gotten in a long time, my managers seem to drag it out for me. So, I would like to make sure I have it correct.

        • Maura Satchell
          Maura Satchell April 11, 2016 at 7:50 am #

          Hi Jennifer, let’s see if I can clarify the information for you. The areas you call “small departments” are considered sub-departments of H.R. and I think it’s a relative term. Personnel Records is pretty large in terms of the number of associates it has and there are frequent job postings for that area. I’m sorry I didn’t make the term “Checking for hourly support” more clear. It’s an inside term here =). What I’m referring to are those positions listed with a title, then “Hourly Support 3” or some other number after it. I just checked and for internal candidates there are six open right now. Hourly Support associates provide a wide variety of administrative assistance to the corporate, distribution and manufacturing departments in which they work. There are up to 7 different levels of Hourly Support, based on the complexity of each job. When Hourly Support openings occur, they are listed at It is one way to get your foot in the door in a support role and there are a few Hourly Support roles at the Division and event occasionally at the District level. Unfortunately, few of them are in Human Resources. I hope this helps, Jennifer and feel free to come back if you have any other questions.

  29. ctucker31 April 25, 2016 at 1:38 pm #


    I went in to the job fair for the new Winston-Salem, NC store on the first day. I got a call to come in for a second interview a few days later and it went well. At the end of the interview the person I interviewed with said “That even if I didn’t hear back from them after two weeks that I shouldn’t get discouraged. It just means that I didn’t get in with the first wave. The Point is don’t get discouraged.” Well as of today its been about a month and I know the store opens on May 11th. So needless to say, I am getting worried because I thought for sure that I had this interview nailed and with my 12 years of retail experience (9 of those years in Grocery experience) I was so hopeful and so confident that I would be hired. Did I misread the situation totally? Any information, advice, or words of comfort that you could offer would be appreciated.

    Thank You,
    Charles Tucker

    • Maura Satchell April 26, 2016 at 1:18 pm #

      Hi Charles, they continue to staff the Winston-Salem location so hang in there. And even if the store opens before you are hired, be sure to return to the JAC once it is open and update your application to keep it active and accessible by the manager. There are typically changes in the employment status of those hired so keep your application active and be patient! Best of luck, Charles.

      • ncnative April 29, 2016 at 6:53 am #

        I attended a recent job fair in my local area, a week later got a call from Publix ..however no message was left. I did not recognize the phone number till looking it up online. No one has called back.. Why wouldn’t they have left me a message?

        • Maura Satchell April 29, 2016 at 10:17 am #

          If you are referring to a call regarding the Gastonia hiring event, please call 704-829-3235 and leave your name, telephone number and the fact that you were an applicant and believe you received a call. Best of luck!

          • ncnative April 29, 2016 at 10:35 am #

            Thank you.

          • Maura Satchell May 2, 2016 at 3:58 pm #

            My pleasure! Have a great day.

  30. perry42112 May 7, 2016 at 11:04 am #

    Is new bern nc still set for summer 2016? If so what month. I have no way of applying to one of your kiosk

    • Maura Satchell May 10, 2016 at 11:31 am #

      We require applicants to apply in person at a designated site and plans have not yet been finalized for the Job Fair taking place in New Bern, Perry. It will be announced at that blog post once they are finalized and it should be soon, so check back! Alternatively, you may check this page: It gets updated with the announcement at about the same time.

      • perry42112 May 29, 2016 at 4:21 pm #

        I was wondering if you had a link so that i could book my appt. For the job fair new bern,nc.

        • Maura Satchell May 31, 2016 at 1:28 pm #

          Hi, and thank you for your question! Publix.Fullslate.Com is the correct site for setting up appointments, but the New Bern entry has not yet been set up since it is a few weeks away. It will be by Friday.

  31. ladyd30 May 16, 2016 at 9:37 am #

    You only keep their applications for 30 days and you are the only business where you have to come in the store to apply…. if you can’t keep your applications for more than 30 days, at least allow applicants to apply on line.. it was a few days over the 30 days and I was told I had to come in and do another application and that did not make any sense..

    • Maura Satchell May 16, 2016 at 12:17 pm #

      Hi Denise, I can understand your frustration, but there are several reasons we ask job-seekers to apply in person at one of our stores. You can read more about our rationale behind that decision here: As for your submission, you can log in and update your application without having to resubmit fully. It is inactive because the store’s managers can not view it. Hope this helps.

  32. Johnathan Cooper July 20, 2016 at 9:13 pm #

    Good day Ms. Satchell,

    How can I contact Marcy, manager of Talent Acquisition? I have attempted to email her via a email link on the careers’ page, but I have been unsuccessful.

    Very respectfully,

    Johnathan Cooper

    • Maura Satchell July 22, 2016 at 10:54 am #

      Johnathan, the link is working, I just checked.

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