Food City seeks to hire over 1,500 workers across 5 states

Amid one of the tightest labor markets in history, Food City is seeking to recruit hundreds of full- and part-time workers as cashiers, cake decorators, meat cutters, pharmacy technicians and warehouse and stocking personnel.

On Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Food City will host hiring events across East Tennessee and parts of four other states, including each of Food City's 27 supermarkets in the Chattanooga area.

"As we enter into the summer and traveling seasons, we are looking to hire over 1,500 associates across five states and 138 retail locations to best serve our customers," Food City marketing director Tammy Baumgardner said Monday in an announcement of the hiring plans. "Additionally, we are continuing to expand and add new retail locations within our existing footprint, including our Starbucks cafes and food service amenities."

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