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Seasonal opportunities in our stores



Publix store associate - Front Service ClerkMany Publix stores are located in areas that have tourist seasons.   When these visitors arrive, our delis and bakeries get busier, our shelves need to be restocked more often, and all checkout lanes are opened.  As a result, we need more employees to handle the load. 

We hire hundreds of temporary associates each year to handle these peak seasons.  They work for three months in the winter, spring or summer, depending on which season the tourists arrive.  Nearly 50 stores are involved in our seasonal staffing program, and more join each year.

The program benefits Publix, of course.  But it also provides opportunities for people seeking temporary work at a good company or for people who want to get their foot in the door at Publix since some high-performing seasonal associates are invited to become permanent associates. 

You must be at least 18 years old to participate.  You must be a person with a passion for serving people.  And you must be able to offer Publix night and weekend availability, since those are our busiest hours.   Seasonal positions often include Bakery Clerk, Cashier, Deli Clerk, Front Service Clerk (Bagger), Grocery Clerk, Meat Clerk, Produce Clerk, and Seafood Clerk.

 To learn more about the seasonal employment opportunities in your area, please visit our website at

34 Responses

  1. marie brady October 17, 2014 at 12:27 pm #

    I am trying to apply for a job at Publix but it is not going thru, so can you please send me a link of how to apply for a job in my area in Hallandale Beach, Florida 33009. My email address is Thank you!

    • Patti Breckenridge
      Patti Breckenridge October 21, 2014 at 7:51 am #

      If you are trying to apply at a store and having difficulty there, please go to the Customer Service Desk and they can help you.


  2. gtrudelle October 23, 2014 at 11:21 pm #

    I would like an application.

    • Patti Breckenridge
      Patti Breckenridge October 24, 2014 at 3:46 pm #

      To apply for positions in our stores, please go to the Job Application Center inside the Publix store of your choice.
      To apply for corporate, distribution or manufacturing positions, please apply at


      • kbrito75 November 5, 2014 at 7:07 pm #

        Good Afternoon:

        I already applied for any open position, here in Florida Miramar 33025 and has been really difficult to get the position, there is any chance to come back to Publix, I already worked 4 years ago my name is Karina Brito and every position is impossible please help me I would love to be part again of your team !
        Thanks in advance 🙂

        • Patti Breckenridge
          Patti Breckenridge November 10, 2014 at 9:37 am #

          Hi Karina!

          Hiring decisions in the store are handled solely by the store managers. Have you talked with a manager in each of the Publix stores you would like to work? That might help your chances.


  3. cnme4me October 27, 2014 at 11:05 am #

    We have a Publix opening soon in Gardendale, AL (Magnolia City Place Plaza) and I wanted to know if a date for the job fair has been set? I keep looking for information in various places but have had no success.

    Thank you,

  4. jan3 November 5, 2014 at 1:30 am #

    I applied at kiosk and also went to 6 local stores to hand out my hard copy resume. I updated every 30 days, but no luck, could not even get an interview. I go to my local store to still shop and it seems like assis. manager i talked with dodges me if he sees me. I have no hard feelings, it’s kinda funny to me, i keep hearing “you have to know someone who works at store to get hired” or “they only hire younger people”.
    I see lots of new people at store, (all ages), just don’t know if i applied at wrong time. I will give it another try soon, maybe, just maybe i will get called in. Trying to be positive 🙂

    • Patti Breckenridge
      Patti Breckenridge November 5, 2014 at 10:23 am #

      You have a great attitude! I know it’s difficult to be persistent and not achieve your goal. And you are taking all the right steps. Stores might hire young people for baggers and cashiers because that’s often the only place they can work. But age is not a factor in hiring across the full store. Please don’t take the assistant manager’s actions personally. Our managers have a hard time with the fact that they can’t hire all of the wonderful people who apply and sometimes don’t know how to handle it. One thing I would advise is to retake the assessment on your application. You can do that every six months. Your score could be a factor in why others are being hired over your. Have a great day!


  5. margiek411 November 10, 2014 at 1:45 pm #

    If hired, do you know if part-time employees receive benefits?

  6. sachin0990 November 13, 2014 at 3:30 am #

    Very useful information. Thank you for sharing it. Thanks

    • Patti Breckenridge
      Patti Breckenridge November 14, 2014 at 9:08 am #

      You are welcome!

  7. oliviamumu November 13, 2014 at 12:06 pm #

    hi patti,

    i have a question, i had my second interview with the store manager at the publix in cuming, ga, and took reemployment drug test, last wed 11/05/2014 and i was told that i should start orientation next saturday, which will be 11/15/2014, i haven’t heard back from them yet as in what time or anything like that, do you think i should call the customer service and inquire on the status, or wait another day?
    my name is olivia radu,
    thank you so much

    • Patti Breckenridge
      Patti Breckenridge November 14, 2014 at 9:09 am #

      Please do call the store to confirm arrangements.


  8. vickytoria November 13, 2014 at 5:35 pm #

    hi patti my name is valencia ballysingh i have been updating my application at publix each time and no one seem to be contacting me about my application i need to know whats wrong cause i really need a job thanks

    • Patti Breckenridge
      Patti Breckenridge November 14, 2014 at 9:10 am #

      There may be nothing wrong. We attract hundreds of applicants to each store, so managers have a lot of people to choose from. Make sure you stop by and talk with a manager in a department where you want to work to let them know why you would make a great Publix associate. That might help.


      • vickytoria November 14, 2014 at 10:22 am #

        thanks patti i try that again

  9. jan3 November 14, 2014 at 1:12 am #

    OK patti, thanks for advice on assessment, I will try again as you suggested. I don’t have retail experience but I would like to learn, but I do have customer service experience helping inside sales reps on strict deadlines.

    • Patti Breckenridge
      Patti Breckenridge November 14, 2014 at 9:13 am #

      I wish you the best!


  10. kristyn1983 November 17, 2014 at 10:17 am #


    I am new to the east coast and visited my first Publix this weekend. As a “wine-o” I was very excited about the eclectic wine selection one of the stores in Key west had to offer. While browsing the 3 isles I was wondering if Publix has a wine buyer and if you hired specifically for these stores.
    Without trying to put it all out there on a blog (lol) I have a great resume with experience in Napa, CA as well as an extensive wine education. I was hoping to get some advice as to getting into a career such as wine buying for a great market like Publix.

    Thank you for your time!

    Key West, FL

    • Patti Breckenridge
      Patti Breckenridge November 17, 2014 at 10:28 am #


      Please email She is the recruiter for that area and would love to hear from you!


      • kristyn1983 November 17, 2014 at 10:54 am #

        Will do!

        Thank you Patti!

        • Patti Breckenridge
          Patti Breckenridge November 18, 2014 at 10:08 am #

          You are most welcome.

  11. rwpsmart November 25, 2014 at 9:42 pm #

    Will you be placing a store in Seattle, WA soon?

    • Patti Breckenridge
      Patti Breckenridge November 26, 2014 at 9:11 am #

      We are only in the Southeast US

  12. fooder November 30, 2014 at 6:34 pm #

    How can we apply for store management positions ? Do you have a email for contact to send resume for stores available in the state of Florida.

    • Patti Breckenridge
      Patti Breckenridge December 8, 2014 at 3:19 pm #

      We will Store Managers openings by promoting from within. To start in our stores, you need to take an hourly position. If you have previous grocery, deli, meat, or bakery management experience, talk to the Store Manager after applying. He or she will be able to give you the best advice for that market area.


  13. pcattani January 6, 2015 at 9:05 am #

    Hi Patti, my name is Patricia Cattani and I’m a registered pharmacy technician with a lot of experience in retail, I’m currently looking for a job and I have applied at every location possible and talked to managers with no luck. Can you help me? I’ve for Publix in the past and I loved it! I want to be part of your team again, I live in Miami Beach,FL and I would take any position available on any department, I’m bilingual, responsible, well mannered, customer friendly and in big need of a job in store, corporate, distribution or manufacturer. Thank you!

  14. german acero February 28, 2015 at 8:41 pm #

    I already applied for any open position, here in Florida kendall 33183 and has been really difficult to get the position, there is any chance to come back to Publix, My name is german acero and every position is impossible please help me I would love to be part again of your team !
    Thanks in advance

    • Marcy
      mhamrick March 3, 2015 at 9:39 am #

      Hi German,

      Keep trying! It’s important to keep your application updated every 30 days. Try speaking with the Store Manager the next time you update your application.

      Good luck,
      Manager of Talent Acquisition

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