Grand Rapids, Michigan-based SpartanNash will host a national hiring spree on Oct. 23, in which participating locations will create various themed experiences and activities to engage candidates in a fun way. Job seekers stand to receive an on-the-spot offer for employment – just in time for the holidays.
“Traditional job applications and interviews can often feel formal and awkward, so we are looking to put people first and transform that experience,” said Yvonne Trupiano, SpartanNash EVP and chief human resources officer. “Each SpartanNash hiring event is designed to create an environment that simulates the actual workplace in an interesting and engaging way. Candidates will get a behind-the-scenes look into the journey of their groceries, learn about the company’s generous benefits package and meet some potential co-workers to get a better sense of what it’s like to work here.”
With “minute-to-win-it” games and fast-paced challenges that replicate on-the-job tasks, interested applicants will learn about how SpartanNash careers support the company’s mission to deliver the ingredients for a better life. The National Day of Hiring events will run simultaneously from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at all retail locations (including Martin’s Super Markets, Family Fare, VG’s Grocery, Dan’s Supermarket) and SpartanNash distribution centers across the country. More than 4,000 positions are available, ranging from warehouse order selectors to meat cutter Associates.
To accelerate hiring amidst a tough labor market, SpartanNash this year raised the starting wage for numerous positions and shortened the length of time required in position for associates to become eligible for benefits. In addition, the company expanded access to tuition reimbursement, wellness benefits and generous grocery discounts.
“We recognize that job seekers have many options right now, and we are proud to showcase SpartanNash’s people first culture and career opportunities through our National Day of Hiring,” Trupiano said. “This has been a transformational year at SpartanNash. We are incredibly proud of the ways we served our communities throughout this pandemic, and there are many exciting career paths available at SpartanNash.”
SpartanNash has been named one of the “Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in the Nation” and one of “America’s Best Employers” by Forbes, among other awards and accolades. To view all job listings that will be filled during SpartanNash’s National Hiring Day Events, visit the company’s careers page or text SCJobs (distribution center positions) or FreshJobs (retail positions) to 97211 to apply to any positions in less than 30 seconds.