Add Publix to the list of retailers with major hiring initiatives.
The Florida-based grocer plans to hire approximately 30,000 employees across its seven-state operating area through the remainder of the year. Publix said it is looking to hire associates to work in stores, distribution centers and manufacturing facilities for nonseasonal positions.
Publix is the largest employee-owned company in the United States. It has more than 225,000 associates and currently operates 1,283 stores in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia. It recently announced plans to enter Kentucky, opening a store there in 2023.
“As we continue to grow, having a dedicated team ready to meet our needs is vitally important,” said Publix VP of human resources Marcy Benton. “Whether associates are new to the workforce or making a career change, Publix provides great benefits and a strong culture in which its associates build long, fulfilling careers.”
Publix noted that its employees have the opportunity to become company owners through its employee stock ownership plan and employee stock purchase plan. Associates are supported in furthering their education with tuition reimbursement benefits, and they are encouraged to prepare for opportunities to advance their careers with the company.
Additionally, Publix said it recognizes the importance of the health and wellness of its associates by offering a dedicated program focused on their overall well-being. The company encourages and rewards its associates for getting the COVID-19 vaccination with a $125 Publix gift card.