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Report: Fresh & Easy to Expand Work Force

Phoenix Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market plans to hire 750 additional employees over the next three months as a part of its continued expansion in Southern California, Arizona and Nevada, according to the Phoenix Business Journal.

The company will open its 62nd store in Manhattan Beach, Calif., July 2.

Each store employs about 25 people, with a total of more than 2,100 to date. Officials say they have had more than 13 applications for each job, the report said.

"We're demonstrating our commitment to be a great place to work, and we're thrilled about our continued expansion in California, Arizona and Nevada, despite tougher economic times," said Tim Mason, Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market CEO, in a statement. "We know our rewards and benefits package is competitive, and our timing is right -- we're creating quality jobs for our employees, right in their neighborhoods, with great opportunity for advancement."