Bashas’ Family of Stores, the Chandler, Ariz.-based family-owned grocer that operates Food City, AJ's Fine Foods, and Bashas' and Bashas’ Diné supermarkets, will be holding a job fair this week to help fill 700 available full-time and part-time positions at its more than 100 stores throughout Arizona.
The hiring event will be held Thursday, April 8, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., at Victory Outreach, 4655 W. McDowell Rd., Suite 101, in Phoenix.
During the job fair, applicants will meet with Bashas’ hiring team for an interview, complete paperwork and submit to drug screening. Face masks, social distancing and a health/temperature check will be required. In many cases, applicants will be hired on the spot.
Applications can be completed in advance online at bashas.com, using the grocer’s newest mobile-friendly hiring platform.
Open positions range from hourly clerks to store managers, and everything in between, especially skilled bakers and meat cutters who can immediately join the team. Available positions include:
• Bakery Managers, Pastry Chefs, Bakers, Cake Decorators, & Bakery Clerks
• Sushi Chefs, Meat Cutters and Meat Sales Clerks
• Gourmet Chefs, BBQ Chefs and Outside Grillers
• Bistro and Deli Managers, Bistro Cooks, Bistro and Deli Clerks
• Starbucks Managers & Baristas
• Produce Clerks
• Floral Designers
• Cashiers, Courtesy Clerks and Delivery Drivers
• Night Crew
Founded in Arizona in 1932 by brothers Ike and Eddie Basha, Sr., Bashas’ Family of Stores is one of the largest employers in the state and has been named as one of the Best Places to Work in Arizona. Bashas’ is also known for its community service and its focus on the multicultural, heavily Hispanic population it serves.
“We tend to see families and friends shopping together at our Food City stores,” Mike Solis, director of operations for Bashas’-owned Food City, told Supermarket News in 2019. “So it’s important for us to provide our customers a unique shopping experience through offering products and brands — at affordable prices — that they would likely find in their country of origin.
“Whether it’s by having a freshly made traditional dish in our Cocina Dos Ranchitos with their family before or after grocery shopping, receiving personal attention from our members, enjoying the colorful displays the moment they set foot in our stores or simply by hearing their favorite music playing on our in-store radio, our customers enjoy the personal experience in our stores.”