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The Fresh Market looks to hire more than 1,600 workers

The 160-unit grocer, which ditched plans to go public several months ago, will be hosting national hiring events in October.
Photograph: Courtesy of The Fresh Market

The Fresh Market is looking to add 10 to 15 new full- and part-time workers at each of its stores, the Greensboro, North Carolina-based grocer announced this week. 

During a focused hiring event next month, The Fresh Market will seek to add 1,600 employees at its 160 stores across 22 states including Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.

There will be open walk-in interviews every Wednesday and Saturday during October at Fresh Market stores. All departments are hiring, including deli, meat-seafood, bakery, center store areas, produce-floral, front-end and others.

These are permanent positions, not seasonal jobs, and prior experience is not required for many of the entry-level team member positions, a company spokesperson said.

The Fresh Market offers many benefits, including flexible schedules, 401K with company match, career growth opportunities, and a diverse and inclusive work environment, according to the company. Also, full-time team members receive paid time off and are eligible for medical, dental, vision and life insurance for themselves, spouses and family members. Additionally, employees receive a 30% discount every day.

Interested applicants can apply at one of the company’s stores during the hiring events, or online at jobs.thefreshmarket.com.

The Fresh Market, an upscale grocer, called off its plans to go public in July. The company provided no reason for abandoning its IPO plans, which had sought to raise up to $100 million. 

The Fresh Market had been a publicly traded company from 2010 to 2016, before being taken private by Apollo Global Management in a $1.36 billion deal, along with an investment from its founder and his family.  

 

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