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Wanted: Grocery Clerks with a servant’s heart

Maura Satchell

Maura Satchell

Grocery Clerk at PublixAre you meticulous and hard-working with a keen attention to detail? A grocery clerk job with Publix may be perfect for you! It is the entry level position in the Grocery Department. Associates in this role are responsible for stocking assigned sections of the store and making sure their area is immaculate, you know, up to Publix standards.

This post is updated frequently to lists the cities in which we have critical openings for Grocery Clerks.  Read on and be sure to bookmark this page to check back as the list of cities will change over time.  Before reviewing the cities with grocery clerk job openings, check out what some of our own Grocery Clerks have to say about this position.

“I enjoy my many different daily tasks, from stocking shelves to taking the time to lend an ear to a customers who consider Publix to be their extended home away from home!”

“A typical day for me is organizing the products on the shelves and stocking what needs to be filled. I enjoy working for Publix. Its decent pay for the job required and offers many benefits.”

“Great people and atmosphere, but definitely hard work is required to succeed.”

“This department (and all of Publix for that matter,) is a great place to launch a career and a great opportunity to advance within a great organization.”

Have we sold you on this super entry level job? If so, check the cities below which have critical openings we need to fill urgently.

Alabama: None at this time.
Florida: Belleair Bluffs, Boca Raton, Cooper City, Davie, Daytona Beach, Deerfield Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Key Largo, Key West, Largo, Loxahatchee, Pembroke Pines, Pinellas Park, Plantation, Pompano Beach, Seminole, Sunrise, Wilton Manors,
Georgia: Alpharetta, Peachtree Corners, Roswell,
North Carolina: None at this time.
South Carolina: Anderson, Beaufort, Columbia, Hardeeville, Lexington, Mount Pleasant,
Tennessee: Cleveland, Franklin, Lebanon,

If your city is among those listed, what are you waiting for? Head to your favorite Publix there and apply! Still need more information about working for the nation’s largest employee owned company? For all the details on benefits, career paths, and more by visiting

Any questions?

8 Responses

  1. youthanasia1982 December 25, 2015 at 4:21 am #

    Hello, Mrs. Satchell, One thing I love about Publix is how I hear repeatedly hear about what a pleasant work environment there is at Publix. This, among other reasons, is why I have applied at Publix, having maintained an application since June of 2014. One thing I am having trouble with in my current job is that it doesn’t feel like a pleasant working environment. Nobody follows company policy. They don’t listen to me when I try to help them. When I try to do my nightly cleaning, they treat it like I am “in their way,” yet none of them do ANY cleaning.Nobody gets along, so that most days I just keep my mouth shut and talk to no one as I do my work. I tell all this to my store’s general manager, who saw it for himself over the past couple of days, but thus far he has done nothing about it. And so most days I go home from work in a very ill mood.
    In addition to Publix, I have also put in applications in at several other grocery chains in my area. But I don’t have any grocery store experience. Only seven years working at Wendy’s. I can do everything in the store with the exception of operating a cash register, and probably any managerial paperwork, but I am a fast learner, and have a great memory, so I would only need the basic training. I would be willing to do anything in the store, and would be available 24/7, though I know Publix doesn’t operate 24 hour stores. That said, my question is if I was to get an interview, either with Publix or anywhere else, should I mention that I’m looking for a pleasant work environment, and go into the stuff mentioned above, or is it better left unsaid? Thank you for listening.

    • Maura Satchell
      Maura Satchell December 29, 2015 at 1:29 pm #

      That’s a very good question, Youthanasia (clever name by the way!). It usually serves candidates best to refrain from criticizing their current employers and remaining upbeat and positive during the interview, so it is probably better left unsaid. I hope this helps and wish you the best of luck. On the subject of your application, have you had the chance to speak with a manager at the Publix store in which you applied? You don’t mention whether you have and it is something we recommend as it can be helpful for them to put a face to a name. Best of luck!

  2. youthanasia1982 December 30, 2015 at 6:09 am #

    Thank you for the answer, Mrs. Satchell. Talking to managers makes me nervous sometimes, because some places I’ve tried to apply at in the past have maintained an attitude of “Don’t call us. We’ll call you.” then never call, and they get mad when I try to inquire about my application. But, I have talked to a couple of managers,over several different stores, and even attended a job fair for a new store, and met the recruiter for my area at said job fair. In the process, I’ve repeatedly mentioned the whole “if you hire me, I’ll work and would do so whenever I was scheduled, no questions asked. and would be available 24/7.” But as I said I don’t have grocery experience, only seven years in fast food, though I have never missed a day of work in those seven years. Thank you again, Mrs. Satchell.

    • Maura Satchell
      Maura Satchell December 30, 2015 at 9:52 am #

      More important than grocery experience, Youthanasia, is the ability to provide great customer service. That’s one of the reasons introducing yourself in person to the manager is helpful. It’s great you have already done this at certain stores. Don’t forget to update your application and when you do, stop in and reintroduce yourself again! A firm handshake, warm smile and meeting the eyes goes a long way toward conveying you are the kind of person that can deliver the great customer service we are looking for!

      • youthanasia1982 February 26, 2016 at 3:12 pm #

        I had recently gotten an interview where I did all those things, even bought a brand new set of clothes, Telling them that I would like to be one of those people, and STILL didn’t get hired. I was told to tell them about what I can bring to Publix. Other than my non-questioning work ethic, being available any day, any time, including nights and weekends, can learn really quickly, and I am a nice person, I don’t really know how to answer that question.
        I guess I’m not Publix material. Good luck in your business,

        • Maura Satchell
          Maura Satchell March 1, 2016 at 10:07 am #

          Good luck to you as well, Youthanasia1982.

  3. January 25, 2016 at 3:26 pm #

    how do I apply?

    • Maura Satchell
      Maura Satchell January 26, 2016 at 11:55 am #

      Hi, if you are looking for a store job, head to your nearest store. For more tips, visit: . Good luck!

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