Earth Fare Oldsmar to host job fair Sept. 13-15 at Hampton Inn on Tampa Road

Earth Fare Oldsmar is hosting a job fair Sept. 13-15 from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. at the Hampton Inn on Tampa Road. The new store is expected to create nearly 150 new jobs when it opens in the Woodlands Square shopping center this fall.

Earth Fare Oldsmar is hosting a job fair Sept. 13-15 from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. at the Hampton Inn at 4017 Tampa Road in Oldsmar.

The new store is expected to create nearly 150 new jobs when it opens in the revamped Woodlands Square shopping center this fall.

According to officials for the North Carolina based organic grocery chain, attendees should be prepared to talk about qualifications and provide schedule availability.

Appointments are not necessary and applicants should be prepared for an on-site interview at the fair. Interested applicants who are passionate about healthy living and customer service can apply online at www.earthfare.com/oldsmar prior to the hiring event. New team members will be placed in both full time and part time positions spanning all disciplines, according to press materials for the event.

Founded in 1975 in Asheville, North Carolina, Earth Fare is one of the largest natural and organic food retailers in the country, with 42 locations across 9 states in the Southeast, mid-Atlantic and Midwest.

Earth Fare Oldsmar is currently under construction at the Woodlands Square shopping plaza on Tampa Road. The 24,000-sq.ft. building is expected to be finished this fall, creating 150 new jobs.

According to the company’s website, Earth Fare’s full-service philosophy incorporates the highest food Quality Standards in the industry with compelling value, friendly and knowledgeable service, and superior shopping experience.

“Earth Fare is committed to improving lives through better food and healthier living,” the press release stated.

“Earth Fare Oldsmar joins the other forty-two full-service grocery stores throughout the Southeast, mid-Atlantic and Midwest. Earth Fare makes healthier food choices easy through the broadest assortment of organic, natural and fresh products, while also adhering to the strictest Food Philosophy in the industry.”

Oldsmar Mayor Doug Bevis.

Representatives of the company recently met with City officials, organizations and business owners, and Oldsmar Mayor Doug Bevis came away impressed.

“They’re very community involved,” Bevis told Oldsmar Connect earlier this month. “They met with representatives of the Chamber of Commerce, the Rotary Club. They want to be involved with the Woman’s Club. They’re big on educating people about the benefits of healthy eating.

“I think the grocery business is a growing market and I think this is a good alternative to what’s out there. I think it’s another good (business) partner for Oldsmar.”

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