Mi Pueblo Supermercado, an upscale Hispanic market being developed in Mesa, has scheduled a job fair July 15 to fill many of the 300 jobs available at the store.
Mi Pueblo Supermercado, an upscale Hispanic market being developed at the southeast corner of Main Street and Dobson Road in Mesa, has scheduled a job fair July 15 to fill many of the 300 jobs available at the store.
About 40 managers and department heads are in the process of being hired, and once that is completed, they will assist at the job fair in hiring the additional workers needed to operate the grocery, said marketing director Luis Granda.
An exact date for the opening has not been set, but Granda said it is expected to happen by the end of August.
Mi Pueblo is being developed by a five-store chain of Hispanic-themed groceries based in San Diego. The Mesa location - in a former Albertsons store that is being rebuilt on the inside - is Mi Pueblo's first Valley site.
The 65,000-square-foot supermarket will contain numerous specialty departments including kitchen, taco shop, ice cream parlor, fruit shop, tortilleria (tortilla shop), polleria (rotisserie), carniceria (meat department), pizza shop and flower shop. Each department will have its own manager, Granda said.
The job fair will begin at 8 a.m. July 15 at the store entrance, he said. Managers and department heads will take applications but will not conduct interviews on that day. Applicants will be called later to come back for interviews, he said.
In addition to employees for the various departments, the store will need cashiers, security personnel and a shuttle driver to drive home shoppers who arrive via the nearby Valley Metro light rail line.
Applicants are asked to bring résumés. Granda said the company is looking for applicants who are bilingual.
Management positions are still open, and persons wishing to apply for them are asked to call Granda at (602) 326-5550.