Publix holds hiring fair – Large turnout

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Publix held a hiring fair Tuesday at Conference Center.

FLORENCE – The Shoals’ first Publix Supermarket is slated to open December 12. Today, the company, which is employee-owned, began interviewing employee candidates at The Marriott Shoals Conference Center.

Even though the formal opening wasn’t until 10 o’clock, many job seekers were in the parking lot well before 8:00 this morning. “I just wanted to be near the front of the line,” one person told The Quad-Cities Daily. “Publix is a great place to work and I’ve heard that their pay and benefits package is real good.” Another prospective employee said, “Right now, I am working at Walmart. Please don’t identify me.”





A Publix employee directs job candidates to hiring fair.

Publix is an upper-tier supermarket chain that is based out of Lakeland, Florida. According to Wikipedia, Publix is currently ranked No. 67 on Fortune magazine’s list of 100 Best Companies to Work For 2011 and was ranked No. 6 onForbes’ 2011 list of America’s Largest Private Companies and is the largest in Florida. The company’s 2011 sales totaled US$27.1 billion, with profits of nearly $1.5 billion, ranking #106 on Fortune magazine’s Fortune 500 list of U.S. companies for 2012. Supermarket News ranked Publix No. 8 in the 2012 “Top 75 North American Food Retailers” based on 2008 fiscal year sales. Based on 2011 revenue, Publix is the fourteenth-largest US retailer.

The two closest Publix supermarkets are located in Athens and Madison, Alabama.

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