Enough with the bad news! Here at MainStreet, we believe in helping you find a job, not just telling you that jobs are hard to get these days. So, without further ado, here are three companies with a variety of positions they need to fill immediately.
Who They Are: The largest employee-owned supermarket chain in the U.S. currently has more than 140,000 employees (at least 25,000 of whom have been with Publix for 10 years or more).
Where They Are: More than 1,000 stores in the southern states. “At a time when many other companies are shrinking, merging, or folding, Publix is continually opening new stores,” the company says. They also have several manufacturing facilities and distribution centers in Florida and Georgia.
What They Want: They have openings for managers, assistant managers and hourly store employees. The company says entry-level management positions pay an average of $44,000 a year. Store managers earn an average of more than $110,000 a year. Full-time non-management store employees earn up to $25,000 a year. There are also openings for pharmacists and pharmacy assistants, as well as administrative and manufacturing/distribution positions.Coolest Job: A divisional loss prevention specialist is assigned a region of Publix stores for which they are responsible. The specialist examines financial reports in order to indentify the causes of —and ways to prevent or reduce—shoplifting and cash losses. They also investigate reports of known or suspected internal theft, vendor fraud, and external theft, including organized retail crime. Candidates must be at least 20 years old, have three years of loss prevention experience, management experience, and must be well-versed in retail processes and the criminal justice system.
Benefits: Employee stock ownership program, holiday bonuses, quarterly retail bonuses for store employees, tuition reimbursement and health plans. Eligible full-time employees also get vacation pay, holiday pay and sick days. There are free hot lunches for corporate, manufacturing, and distribution associates who work at facilities that have a cafeteria.
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