Publix looking to hire ‘thousands’ of employees amid coronavirus outbreak


Publix announced Friday its intention to hire “thousands” of new employees this month amid the coronavirus pandemic. The positions would be in stores and distribution centers and will come as demand increases due to the spread.

Various jobs are listed for stores throughout Florida, Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia. Jobs are also listed at the distribution centers in Boynton Beach, Deerfield Beach, Jacksonville, Lakeland, Miami, Orlando, Sarasota, Lawrenceville, and McCalla.

Publix said it is seeking people in service, manufacturing, warehousing and other industries. The coronavirus has led to many businesses having to lay off employees, and Publix said specifically in a news release that it is seeking people “who have recently found themselves unexpectedly without work.”

You can apply online here.

“We take pride in serving our communities during times of need, and with the unprecedented demand we are experiencing, we’re in need of more associates to help across our operating area,” said Publix Vice President of Human Resources Marcy Benton. “We’re looking for people who have a desire to serve, are passionate about the food industry, are willing to work hard and ready to build a career at Publix.”

“Publix is continually recognized as a great place to work and a leader in the supermarket industry,” the company said in its news release.

Amid the economy’s financial uncertainty, Publix will still offer an array of benefits to help full- and part-time associates obtain healthcare, further their education, save for retirement and enjoy discounts on numerous products and services.

Current job openings are listed here.

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