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Publix is Veteran Friendly

Maura Satchell

Maura Satchell

Quick! Name a large organization offering discipline and structure, well-defined career paths, a fundamental dedication to its staff, strong emphasis on teamwork and a mission-first ethos?

If you said the U.S. military, we wouldn’t be surprised.  If you said Publix, you’d be right, too! You see, as the nation’s largest employee-owned company, associates come first here at Publix. And because we are all owners, we have one another’s backs and pitch in when the going gets tough to make sure the mission is accomplished.

At any given time, there are an estimated 4 million veterans looking for work, and each year, about 225,000 service members transition out of the military.  That means a lot of vets are on the job hunt.  With our steady growth and stability, veterans, we urge you to think of Publix as your post-military employer of choice!

Here is what a few of our associates – who have served in the armed forces  – had to say about how Publix’s values measure up against their military values.

RESPECT: James, a 15-year Publix veteran who served eight years in the Navy, explains:  “Publix is a great company that has tremendous respect for the military and they’ll make you feel right at home. “

OPPORTUNITY: Kristle, a nine-year Army veteran who joined Publix as a Facility Safety Officer in 2012 has already enjoyed career growth here at Publix and that’s a huge plus for her. “I love working for Publix because I am able to use my skills and knowledge as well as push myself in other areas. Publix allows me to grow and show my full potential.”

CULTURE: There’s a family atmosphere here at Publix. There has been since the company was founded more than 85 years ago. “I’ve met so many wonderful people here, including my wife Angela. And it makes coming to work not seem like ‘coming to work,’” James explains.

TRAINING: Besides being a strong cultural match, Publix offers robust on-the-job training programs to maintain our world-class reputation and to ensure each associate executes successfully on his or her assigned role and enjoys career growth and success.

COMMITMENT: Don’t take our word for it.  Another Navy veteran and Publix truck driver, Robert, , mentors others outside of the workplace and enthusiastically recommends job seekers take a look at Publix.  “Publix’s level of commitment to its’ associates makes it one of the premier companies to work for.”

BREADTH: James, the naval submariner helped narrow the focus for some: “A lot of jobs in the Navy translate well to jobs here at Publix, especially in the Manufacturing and Distribution areas. “  There’s plenty of opportunity in Publix, when you consider our footprint:

  • More than 1130 stores in six states.
  • More than 1,100 IT professionals.
  • More than 1,000 pharmacies.
  • More than 650 in Industrial Maintenance.
  • More than 10 manufacturing operations in Florida and Georgia.
  • 28 warehouses in eight locations.
  • More than 500 tractors and nearly 2,800 trailers.
  • More than 3,000 corporate jobs supporting our stores.

To sum up why vets might want to consider making Publix their post-military employer, listen to Mike, another Publix truck driver.  Mike served in the Air Force in the 1970s and has been at Publix ever since, celebrating his 40th year here this past summer. “Publix is a great place to work… the people, the pay, the possibilities are all great reasons veterans should join the Publix family.”

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