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Boss’ Day and Publix Culture

Marcy Boss' Day word cloudIt is Boss’ Day and the Talent Acquisition Team provided some words to produce this word cloud representing some of the great attributes we appreciate in our boss, Marcy. She’s a strong but empathetic leader guiding us with compassion but also with strategic focus and an eye on results. It could be said that, in addition to listing what we see in our boss, this word cloud embodies the Publix culture as a whole.  Think about it:

Publix is continually recognized as one of the best places in America to work and throughout our history, our associates and customers have helped Publix grow from a single store into the largest employee-owned grocery chain in the United States.  It takes leadership and vision to earn the awards and recognition we have been honored to receive. And we are fortunate to have great training and mentorship programs to develop our associates into stellar leaders!

Marcy is one of those and constantly works to develop each of us who work for her into future leaders too!  In doing so, she’s perpetuating the Publix culture.  And we’re appreciative of her efforts.

Now it’s your turn to share with us some of your boss’ greatest attributes.

 

 

 

 

Safety first!

Publix Fire Training ImagesWe take safety seriously at Publix, both as it relates to our workplace and within the communities in which we operate, and we have a pair of timely messages for you today.

Hurricane preparedness
With Hurricane Matthew threatening to strike in the coming days, Florida’s Governor has declared a state of emergency for the state. But as our CEO, Todd Jones noted, Publix fosters a culture of preparedness and safety for of our customers, associates and community. Teams are monitoring the storm track and working closely with our distribution centers to be sure our stores have ample water, batteries and other hurricane supplies and essentials for our customers.

Not sure what you might need to be ready for Matthew? Check out this page for number of helpful tips, suggestions and resources.

Fire safety in the workplace
Next week is Fire Prevention Week and Publix associates who serve as volunteer fire monitors in our workplaces received fire safety training yesterday to be prepared for unexpected emergencies. In addition to learning how to use a fire extinguisher, they learned how to use the EvacuTrack Chair – a device used to safely transport immobile individuals down the stairs safely.
Does all this talk about safety prevention and preparedness strike a chord with you? If so, read on:

The Loss Prevention and Safety Department is responsible for reducing losses to our customers, our associates, and our company. This involves a wide variety of functions, including training to increase associate awareness, enforcement of loss prevention and safety policies, recovery of losses, and control of access to company facilities. Interested in joining this team? Search our current openings and submit your resume here.

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!

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 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

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

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 https://storejobapplication.publix.com 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 https://storejobapplication.publix.com 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 https://storejobapplication.publix.com 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 https://storejobapplication.publix.com to start your application or schedule an appointment.


GEORGIA EVENTS

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 https://storejobapplication.publix.com to start your application or schedule an appointment.

 


NORTH CAROLINA EVENTS

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 https://storejobapplication.publix.com to start your application or schedule an appointment.

 


SOUTH CAROLINA EVENTS

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 https://storejobapplication.publix.com 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 https://storejobapplication.publix.com to start your application or schedule an appointment.

TENNESSEE EVENTS

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 https://storejobapplication.publix.com 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.

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:

Publix moves up on FORTUNE’s Global 500 list

many hands together: group of people joining handsThank you for all your hard work and effort, Publix Associates!

Moving up from 388 to 317, Publix is again part of that elite group of companies named among the FORTUNE Global 500 largest companies. These rankings change each year, based on factors affecting each country’s own and the global economy.  Publix finds itself among the top 15 of Food and Drug Stores on the list and has been a member of the Global 500 list for 22 years.  

In addition to it’s position on the FORTUNE Global 500 list, Publix is also ranked #87 on the FORTUNE 500 largest companies (U.S.), #49th among the FORTUNE World’s Most Admired Companies, and #67 on the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For list.

The FORTUNE Global 500 ranks by total revenues those largest of global corporations located worldwide that publish their financial data and report their figures (all or some) to a government agency.  For 2015, FORTUNE’s Global 500 largest companies generated more than $27 trillion in revenues and $1.5 trillion in profits. These companies are represented by 33 countries and employ a combined 67 million people worldwide.

 

Publix among Glassdoor Candidates’ Choice Award-winners

2016 Glassdoor Candidates' Choice Awards Best Places to InterviewWe owe so much to our managers! Including this:

Career website Glassdoor named Publix among it’s Candidates’ Choice Awards winners as one of the nation’s top 50 Best Places to Interview. The award recognizes employers with the highest percentage of job candidates who have reported a positive interview experience over the past year. Glassdoor arrived at the ratings based solely on feedback shared by job candidates on Glassdoor, Publix ranked No. 11 overall and was rated highest in the grocery stores and supermarkets category.

 

Spread joy and buttercream as a Cake Decorator with Publix!

Do you take pride in crafting beautifully crafted cakes and pastries? Can you do it with speed and accuracy? Do you have a servant’s heart and, most importantly, do you enjoy interacting with people?

Bring your skills to Publix! Here, we seek out and hire the best workforce, and train our associates to understand and pass along Publix’s culture in delivering premier customer service and providing the highest quality products to our customers. We do this because it’s our mission to be the premier food retailer in the world. It’s that simple.

Our more than 2,300 Cake Decorators perform a variety of duties in work conditions that you can read about in more detail here. That page lists some of the qualifications we look for in our Cake Decorators too. And finally, you’ll find some information about pay ranges and other benefits you can earn as a Cake Decorator there as well. If that sounds good, look further into our careers website at www.publix.jobs. There, you’ll learn more about Publix, a perennial on the FORTUNE 100 Best Employers to Work For list and you will gain a better understanding of what it’s like to work for the nation’s largest employee-owned company.

To sweeten the deal, see how Angela, one of our more than 2,300 Cake Decorators sums up her role:

“I love what I get to do for a living… we don’t just make cakes, we make memories!”

Does this sound like a “Cake” job to you? Great! Here’s a list of cities which have Critical Openings for Cake Decorators right now. This list will change as our needs change, so be sure to bookmark this link to check periodically.

Alabama: None at this time.
Florida:  Boca Raton, Brandon, Gainesville, Holmes Beach, Key West, Lake Mary, Marathon, Naples, Orlando, St. Petersburg, Tampa, Winter Haven, Miami Lakes
Georgia: Atlanta, Macon, Savannah Duluth, Decatur,
North Carolina: None at this time.
South Carolina: Anderson, Greenville
Tennessee:  Brentwood, Franklin, Murfreesboro, Smyrna

If an opening is noted in a city near you, what are you waiting for? Head to your nearest Publix in that city and apply!

Now that you’ve gathered all the basic “ingredients” to bake up a terrific career with Publix, what questions do you have about working in this department or at Publix?

Start your career in our Meat and Seafood Department!

Meat Cutter Associate at PublixSince our mission is to be the premier quality food retailer in the world, it is crucial that we hire the best workforce, train them to understand and pass along Publix’s culture in delivering premier customer service and provide the highest quality products to our customers. Our Meat and Seafood Department is a great place to fulfill this mission and we have several job classes within this department, often with critical openings in certain stores. This page lists the cities in which there are critical openings in this department, so read on and be sure to bookmark this page to check back as the list of cities will change over time.  Before noting the cities, though, let’s serve you up the sizzling details on the different types of jobs in the Meat and Seafood Department.

The non-management  job classes in the Meat and Seafood Department are:

  • Meat Cutter
  • Meat Cutter Apprentice
  • Meat Clerk
  • Seafood Specialist
  • Seafood Clerk
  • Meat Wrapper
  • Meat Utility

Associates in these positions perform a variety of tasks in work conditions that you can read about in more detail here. That web page also lists some of the benefits offered to our Meat and Seafood Department associates. Diving more deeply into our Careers website will provide you with a more thorough understanding of what it’s like to work for the nation’s largest employee-owned company.

Why might you want to work in this department?  Here are quotes from a few of our Meat and Seafood Department associates about why they love working there:

  • “You not only learn about all the cuts of beef chicken and pork but you also become very close with your team members in that department.”  – Kathie E.
  • “Helping our customers put the perfect meals together, and seeing their smiles afterwards makes it all worthwhile.” – David B
  •  “Helping customers put the best meal together with the best quality meat – that’s a real pleasure!” –  Andy H.
  • “The integrity, consistency, and sense of urgency to serve our customers and to be part of something that we can all say that we all own is great.”  – Delilah N.
  • “Building up a new customer’s confidence in cooking seafood! So many people are afraid of ruining their meal, and it’s my pleasure to bring confidence to them.” – Michael Borgia
  • “Integrity takes a lifetime to gain and the Publix meat department has a lifetime of integrity built up.” – Travis B.

Is this department seasoned to perfection — or what?

Does this sound good to you? Great! Now check out the cities below which have Critical Openings in their Meat and Seafood Departments right now:

Alabama:  None at this time.
Florida: Eustis, Holmes Beach, Key West, Kissimmee, Lake Mary, Marathon, Mount Dora, Naples, Pompano Beach, Tallahassee, Tampa, Tavares, Winter Park, Boca Raton,
Georgia: Albany, Smyrna
North Carolina: None at this time.
South Carolina:  Aiken, Bluffton, Chapin,  Columbia,  Lexington,
Tennessee: Brentwood, Franklin, Mount Juliet, Smyrna,

If your city is listed above, there is a job opening in the Meat and Seafood department, so simply head to your nearest Publix in that city and apply!   Remember, this list will change over time as some postings are filled and new ones are added, so why not take a moment to bookmark this page for future reference?

Hopefully, we’ve interested you in a position in our Meat and Seafood Department! What questions do you have about working in this department or at Publix?

Rise to new heights in your career as a Publix Baker!

Publix Baker The first thing many shoppers notice upon entering a Publix is the aroma of freshly baked bread and rolls. It’s up to our team of more than 1,500 Bakers to “rise to the occasion” and produce these mouth-watering delights according to the highest standards possible. If you like to bake, take pride in a job well done, enjoy pleasing people, and work well in a team atmosphere, this may be the job for you!

The Bakery has different roles, such as: Bakery Utility, Baker Apprentice, Bakery Clerk and Baker. Our associates aged 16 and over can get their foot in the door in a Bakery Utility or Bakery Clerk job, but to be a Baker Apprentice or Baker, you must be 18 years of age or older. Want to be a Baker? You must have work experience as a professional baker to fill that role.

Because we strive to deliver premier customer service, we look to hire people who have a passion for people and for whom serving others is second nature.

To learn more about the variety of duties and work conditions you can expect in our Bakery Department, read up on the information here. You’ll also find some information about pay ranges and other benefits you can earn as a Baker and some of the requirements we look for as well. If this sounds like a dream job to you, read more about working for Publix and about the benefits we offer at our careers website at www.publix.jobs. We’re the nation’s largest employee-owned company and have been named to the FORTUNE 100 Best Employers to Work for list for 18 years in a row!

This recipe needs one more ingredient – you!

We have Critical Openings for Bakers and Bakery Clerks in these cities throughout our six-state footprint right now:

Alabama: None at this time.
Florida:  Apopka, Deerfield Beach, Key Largo, Lake Mary, Marathon, Naples
Georgia: Atlanta, Decatur, Duluth,
North Carolina: None at this time.
South Carolina: Beaufort, Columbia,
Tennessee:  Antioch, Brentwood, Cleveland, Franklin, Murfreesboro, Nashville, Smyrna and Spring Hill

If an opening is noted in a city near you, why not head to your nearest Publix in that city and apply? And even in the event there are no openings, you can always apply in case an opening arises.
What questions do you have about working in this department, or at Publix, that we can answer for you?