Grocery Store Jobs
If you are looking for a job within the retail industry, then grocery stores are an often overlooked place to seek a retail job.
As long as people need to eat, they will continue to keep grocery stores in business!
Within a grocery store or grocery department, there are a number of smaller departments to help people find the items they need. You can get a job in dried goods, produce, bakery, seafood, meats, deli, dairy, or frozen foods. There are also jobs available at the customer service desk, for baggers and cashiers, and, in some cases, in the pharmacy.
If you are looking for a job in a grocery department, you will have to know how to handle the food. In some cases, as with things like boxed pastas, you need only be careful not to drop or roughly handle the food. In other cases, you will need to watch out for bruised or rotten fruits and vegetables when you are stocking the grocery section’s shelves and displays. Some departments, like the deli or meat departments, may require special training in knife use.
For the most part, prior knowledge of food stuffs in unnecessary when applying for a job in a grocery store or department.
You will be trained as necessary by the staff currently working in the department, and will be put to the test of experience in most cases rather than being formally tested at the end of your training.
Working in a grocery department can be fun and even beneficial if you are allowed to take home bruised food stuffs or food items that are not aesthetically pleasing enough to be sold on the shelves. The pay is often quite low, but the job itself is not usually terribly demanding, and includes things like stocking retail shelves and produce bins.