(KMOV) – A job fair is being held Wednesday to help fill more than 100 openings at Fields Foods grocery store in the Lafayette Square neighborhood. The new, locally-owned store is under construction with a grand opening scheduled for January 4, 2014.
Recruiting for the jobs is handled by the St. Louis Agency on Training and Employment and the Missouri Career Center. Applicants are asked to attend a job fair on Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1520 Market Street in the first-floor conference room. A second recruiting event will be held on December 4 at the same location and times.
Fields Foods says it plans to hire up to120 people across all departments, including drivers, cashiers and stockers. Most positions pay between $9 and $25 an hour with about 70% of the positions being full time with health and retirement benefits, according to Jeffrey Randol of Fields Foods.
This is the first grocery store for developers Randol and Chris Goodson. They’re behind the City Hospital development which includes condominiums, new homes along Tucker Boulevard, a Walgreens, and the Fields Foods grocery store. The project qualified for incentives that include new market tax credits and a tax increment financing package.
The $32 million development qualified for a $12.2 million TIF for the entire development project that began ten years ago, according to Maggie Crane with the St. Louis Mayor’s Office.
Goodson, a native of St. Louis, says Fields Foods is key development for this part of the city - which currently lacks a grocery store in the neighborhood.
”We’re going to be hiring a little over 100 people and we want to get them from the area around here: biking distance, walking distance, we’re in a HOPE VI development here so its nice to be able to give job opportunities to people from around the neighborhoods,” said Goodson.
The company’s job openings can be found by clicking here.
Job seekers attending the recruiting events at SLATE should bring their resumes and wear professional attire. Those not registered with the Missouri Career Centers will be asked to register onsite from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. To register, attendees will need to bring a resume and a form of identification.
Anyone looking for more information is asked to email Stacey Fowler at firstname.lastname@example.org