MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - Publix is hiring workers for two supermarkets its building in the city.
PUBLIX MOBILE LOCATIONS
The supermarkets are being built at Hillcrest Road and Cottage Hill Road, and University Boulevard and Airport Boulevard.
Publix officials said they expect the Hillcrest location to be open in April and the University Boulevard location to open in June.
Publix District Manager Ed Betts said, "We're actually taking applications for all positions. That's meat cutters, decorators, bakers, cashiers, baggers, deli clerks, produce; every position in the store, with the exception of, right now, management. Our management is promotion from within."
ARRIVING WITH A PLAN
Some job seekers knew what they were looking for.
Leslie Hall of Mobile said, "I have three years of cashiering and stocking skills, so, I'm hoping to capitalize on that with Publix."
Ashley Williams of Mobile said, "I'm looking for better opportunities to get further in my career."
And Naomi Richman of Mobile said, "I have three children. I'm 29 years old. I need something better."
Many people we spoke to were unemployed, like Ryan Goodman of Mobile.
When asked what it's like to try to find a job, he said,"It's hard, it's hard. You need so much experience for certain things. They won't hire you if you don't have it, and everything else is strict. It's really hard to find something."
Christopher Young worked at Office Depot for 14 years.
Young said he's been looking for a job for six months.
When asked what it was like looking for a job, Young said, "It's not easy. It's not easy, but it will happen."
STANDING OUT FROM THE CROWD
So what makes some applicants stand out from others?
"We look for a person with a service mentality. They have to want to serve our customers and serve each other within our stores. With our job class training, we can train you to do anything."
Knowing the product helps, too.
Leslie Hall said, "My favorite sandwich in the whole world is the Cuban American sandwich made by Publix."
WANT TO APPLY?
The job fair continues Tuesday at the Mobile Marriott from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
If you want to learn more about Publix job opportunities, he's their website.
Mobile Police are investigating an apparent shooting that left three people dead, as a double homicide, suicide. Officials said it happened around 4:45 a.m. Tuesday, December 10 at the Campus Quarters Apartments on University Boulevard.
Mobile's AJ McCarron, University of Alabama's quarterback, is one of the six finalists for the Heisman trophy. His mom, Dee Dee Bonner, and former coach at St. Paul's Episcopal School couldn't be more happy.
Skies have cleared rapidly and that sets the stage for a cold night tonight.
Two local law enforcement agencies are looking for a man they say robbed a Fairhope Wal-Mart and a convenience store in Summerdale the same morning.
Tickets went on sale Tuesday, December 10 for the ARCA Mobile 200 race in 2014. Among the 36 driver field will be local drivers, Thomas Praytor, Daren Mathews and defending ARCA Mobile 200 champion, Grant Enfinger. The March 22nd race will be the ARCA Series’ second of the year, following Daytona.
Jackson County Mississippi Sheriff Mike Byrd pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday. He may not have to spend any time in jail for the charge if the judge accepts a plea bargain recommendation from prosecutors.