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What would you like see Publix do for
Publix Super Markets Inc.(Publix) was founded in the year 1930 by George W. Jenkins, fondly
known by his employees as Mr. George. It’s headquarters are in Lakeland, Florida. Publix has 1023 stores in 5
states. Let me just say that with such a huge company they need loads of people to fill Publix jobs. As of 2009 the
company had a revenue of $24.3 billion. Even though the company is named Publix don’t be fooled. It is not a public
co., it is a private corporation and it is owned by its employees.
PUBLIX Jobs and Employment Background
According to Wikipedia, a total of 140,500 people today hold Publix jobs. These publix jobs are
at its retail locations, cooking schools, corporate offices, eight grocery distribution centers and nine Publix
brand manufacturing facilities. These manufacturing facilities produce its dairy, deli, bakery and other food
Publix is very committed to customer service. Their company slogan is “Where Shopping is a
Pleasure”. Everyone who works at Publix jobs really works toward the goal of making shopping a pleasant experience.
Did you know that Publix has a “special order service”. Items that are rare in their stores or specialty foods or
health food items can be specially ordered by customers through this service. They also have a customer service
counter which provides check cashing, money orders, Western Union , and other services. Most Publix stores also
have ATM machines.
It seems, according to people who hold Publix jobs, that their slogan should be “Where working is a
Pleasure”. For one thing employees of Publix feel like part of a family with Mr. George as the father. The
employees feel very close to each other. There are also many benefits that come with Publix jobs such as the
company helps people to get affordable healthcare, they put money into retirement for its workers and there are
year end bonuses. But probably the biggest monetary advantage to a Publix job is that the company gives its
employees free company stocks each year and Publix stock has actually gone up in value. That means when people are
ready to retire from Publix jobs they will have a nice retirement fund just from the stocks that they own.
Publix Jobs Advantages
Another advantage to having a job with Publix is the stability of the company. You know how
these days you can’t be sure if a company will be around the next month. However, Publix is still opening new
stores, they still have available many Publix jobs, they have healthy profit margins and no long term debt.
Publix really has a befitting name in that they are very concerned with the public. They have
contributed more than $36 million a year and many volunteer hours to the United Way and to help the community at
large. They are also very diverse in the type of people they hire for Publix jobs. People of any race or creed are
elidgible for Publix jobs.
After researching all about Publix Super Markets Inc. I believe that the best reason to
seriously look into getting Publix jobs is because they believe very much in promoting employees within the
company. There are many employees who started out with Publix jobs as cashiers, baggers and bakers or decorators
who have worked their way up in the company to being given jobs as store managers or even district managers. It
really gives people a sense of pride in their company if they start at the bottom and work their way up. It becomes
more than just a job. I suppose that’s why Publix has more than 25,000 employees who have stayed with their Publix
jobs for at least 10 years.