The most critical openings are posted on our Careers website .
They are also posted on our Careers Facebook page .
These are usually positions that require some experience in cake decorating, meat cutting, baking or food preparation. Right now we have 65 positions on our Critical Openings list. They include:
- Cake Decorators
- Deli Clerks
- Grocery Clerks
- Meat Clerks
- Meat Cutters
- Pharmacy Technicians
- Wine Specialists
Since we have more than 1,000 stores, there are many more openings than the ones we publish on the Critical Openings list. Why aren’t all of them listed there? Here’s why: They change constantly – too fast for us to capture and publish before they are filled. When Store Managers need help finding applicants for a certain position, they alert our recruiters and we post the information on our Critical Openings list. But when Store Managers have a lot of active applications for an opening, they move quickly to interview and hire the best candidates.
So if you’re looking for an opportunity to work at a Publix store, here is my advice:
- Go to the Job Application Center kiosk in the Publix store where you most want to work. You will need 30-40 minutes to complete the application process. The JAC, as we call it, is usually at the front of the store. If you can’t find it, any store associate can show you where it is.
- After applying, go to the Customer Service desk and ask to speak with a manager. Then briefly explain why you would make a great Publix associate. Ask what openings there are in the store, but please know that not every manager will know about every opening in the store. If you want to, go speak to the manager in the department where you most want to work.
- Your application can be seen at other Publix stores in the area. So feel free to stop by some of those stores to talk with managers there about your interest in working for our company.
- You will only be called if a manager wants to interview you. We receive nearly 2 million applications per year for about 50,000 openings, so we unfortunately can’t call everyone.
Yes, it takes some initiative to get noticed. And even that doesn’t guarantee an interview. But if you want to work for one of the best companies in the world, I believe you will consider these steps well worth the effort.