SpartanNash seeks to fill 1,000 openings in Michigan

KENT COUNTY, MI — SpartanNash is looking to fill more than 1,000 openings at its grocery stores and gas stations in Michigan.

The openings are for a variety of positions, including cashiers, baristas, personal shoppers, deli clerks, pharmacy technicians and butchers.

Starting hourly rates are between $12 and $14, said Shaquanda Gordon, vice president of human resources, talent and diversity.

The positions offer flexible hours for days, nights and weekends, the company said. About 80 percent of the openings are for part-time positions, while the remainder are for full-time jobs.

Factors contributing to the demand for employees is a “significant” sales increase amid the coronavirus pandemic due to fewer people frequenting restaurants, Gordon said.

Seasonal hiring needs and employee turnover have also played a role.

“There were a lot of people who said I either don’t feel safe or I have family members who I can’t expose due to COVID,” Gordon said. “We’ve experienced some turnover as a result of that as well.”

Despite that, Gordon emphasized that SpartanNash has “very intentional” and “robust safety protocols surrounding COVID.”

The openings include opportunities for “long-term career growth and development, in addition to leadership opportunities in select markets,” according to a news release from SpartanNash.

“At SpartanNash, our success is driven by our family of nearly 19,000 associates,” Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer Yvonne Trupiano said in a statement.

“Being in the business of ‘taking food places’ means we provide essential services to our customers and communities. We know that our associates are our most valuable asset and, now more than ever, are our frontline heroes. In turn, we are proud to provide competitive Total Rewards benefits; training, development and advancement opportunities; and a commitment to cultivate relationships based on respect, integrity, teamwork and trust to build a winning culture.”

To learn more or apply for an opening, click here.

SpartanNash operates 155 supermarkets in nine states, under the brands of Family Fare, Martin’s Super Markets, D&W Fresh Market, VG’s Grocery and Dan’s Supermarket.

In addition to Michigan, SpartanNash has stores in Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

Beyond the 1,000 retail openings at its Michigan grocery stores, SpartanNash has over 50 openings for jobs at its distributions centers. Part-time distribution workers would earn $15 an hour, while full-time positions would earn $16.

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