Grocery retailer SpartanNash is planning a “National Hiring Day” to fill vacancies in select markets across the company.
Scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 16, the jobs campaign is designed to find “the best new talent, from new experts to drivers and pharmacy technicians,” SpartanNash, based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, said Monday. Plans call for National Hiring Day events to be held at fulfillment centers as well as company-operated supermarkets.
“We don’t just provide jobs, we help plan a future for talented people looking to develop new skills to advance satisfying, rewarding, long-term careers,” said Mike Koppenol, vice president of Total Rewards at SpartanNash. in a report. Total Rewards is the new benefits package SpartanNash launched earlier this year.
National Hiring Day events will offer candidates a chance to learn about open positions as well as on-site interviews and possible same-day job openings, SpartanNash said. The company will also unveil details of a range of new Total Rewards associated benefits launching this year. They include comprehensive benefits effective within 30 days or less of a candidate’s hire date, competitive salaries and an enhanced associate discount program at company-owned stores and fuel centers.
In addition, SpartanNash plans to highlight new education and training programs that provide associates with more opportunities for career development at all levels while being compensated.
“As a ‘People First’ company, our biggest investment is always in our associates, current and future team members,” noted Koppenol. “They are essential to our communities and the success of our business, so we are doing everything we can to meet new members of our team as we strive to be the employer of choice.”
This year, SpartanNash launched two new development programs: SpartanNash University and SpartanNash Academy. SpartanNash University is an experiential cohort learning environment for more than 100 talented leaders as well as 200 aspiring leaders, while SpartanNash Academy now offers training programs for premier retail and distribution teams line, providing foundational development for career advancement and next-generation leaders, the company said.
SpartanNash added that it also offers on-demand courses through Workday, an online human capital management platform, which cover topics ranging from finance to presentation skills. Last year, SpartanNash associates completed more than 100,000 hours of training, or about five hours per employee, through the system. Another recent rollout has been the Enhanced Tuition Reimbursement Program, which provides tuition reimbursement of up to $5,250 per year with expanded eligibility to all benefit-eligible full-time and part-time associates. social workers who work 30 hours or more per week.
Through its core food wholesale business, SpartanNash distributes in all 50 states, supplying 148 company-run supermarkets in nine Midwestern states – which make up its retail business unit – and more than 2,100 independent food retailers across the country. The company, which has approximately 17,500 employees, also distributes to 160 military commissioners and more than 400 exchanges in the United States and abroad.