Yearly Archives: 2022

One female and one male bakery associate wearing dark grey polo uniform with white apron and black hairnet smiling with hands behind their back on a white background with text in the center reading job spotlight bakers. In bottom left corner there is a green Publix logo

Since 1957, Publix Bakeries have produced the sweet treats we absolutely knead. Whether you’re a fan of our scratch-made bread or prefer a Key lime pie, our Publix bakers take pride in rolling out some of the tastiest products offered in our stores. Have you ever thought about what goes into making your favorite Publix Bakery items? We’re putting the spotlight on our bakers to learn more. Baker Responsibilities From mixing and proofing to baking and cooling, Publix bakers stay busy and active throughout their shift. A typical day starts early in the morning and consists of sifting through multiple responsibilities, including … (Read the full story)

Bald African American man smiling in a cream colored long sleeve collard shirt with brown belt on dark green background with text reading 5 interview tips to help you stand out

You did it — you applied for a position at Publix! You completed the application, uploaded your resume and cover letter, grabbed the hiring manager’s attention and earned yourself an interview! Now what? As a job candidate, you should strive to set yourself apart from other candidates throughout the entire selection process. Your application stood out and your interview should follow suit! Here are five important tips to help you shine in your interview. Tip 1: Be Prepared You never know … (Read the full story)

Publix Aprons Steak and Mushroom Pie and Colcannon recipes

Aprons® Cooking School classes are an absolute blast. The chefs are talented, the dishes are delicious and the cooking tips are invaluable! What if we told you that you can enjoy this experience even if you can’t attend a class in person? Maybe you’ve always wanted to check out an Aprons Cooking School class, or you’re just looking for opportunities to find … (Read the full story)

Publix associate and Special Olympics participant pictured in front of Publix storefront

Each January, Publix associates and customers team up to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics, an organization focused on empowering individuals with intellectual disabilities. Chances are, you’ve most likely already heard of Special Olympics, but there’s more to this terrific organization’s story than meets the eye.

Take a look at these interesting facts about Special Olympics and Publix’s involvement with this truly special organization.

About the Organization

  • The Special Olympics was founded by Eunice Kennedy Shriver in the late 1968.
  • The first Special Olympics Summer Games were held in 1968. More than 1,000 people with intellectual disabilities participated.
  • The first Special Olympics Winter Games were held in 1977.
  • Athletes have the opportunity of competing in 32 Olympics-type sports.
  • Special Olympics is one of only two organizations authorized to use the name “Olympics.”
  • People with intellectual disabilities began serving as officials in the Games in 1995.
  • Special Olympics educates others about people with intellectual disabilities. You can read more on their website.
  • Over 5.5 million athletes with intellectual disabilities are involved in Special Olympics programs worldwide.

Publix’s Involvement

  • Publix has been an active Special Olympics partner for more than 40 years.
  • Customers may support Special Olympics at Publix by purchasing a paper torch for $1, $3, $5, $10 or other amounts at the register.
  • All funds raised during our campaigns go directly to support local and statewide athlete programming.
  • Since 1993, Publix associates and customers have raised almost $56 million for Special Olympics.
  • Publix was inducted into the Special Olympics Hall of Fame in 2001.
  • In 2021, our customers and associates contributed a total of $4.5 million to Special Olympics to ensure athletes were able to train and compete free of cost.

Has your life been positively impacted by Special Olympics in some way? Tell us about it in the comments! Find out more about Publix’s involvement with Special Olympics here.