Sprouts Farmers Market to hold job fair, hiring 150 for new Reno store
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The countdown for Sprouts Farmers Market’s newest location is in full swing as the company looks to staff up its first store in the Biggest Little City.
Sprouts will hold two job fairs in August prior to the opening of its Reno store at 587 S. Meadows Parkway. Sprouts plans to hire 150 people to staff the store, a company representative confirmed with the Reno Gazette-Journal late Wednesday.
The job fairs will be held at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa:
- 8 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 6 p.m., Wednesday, August 2
- 8 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 4 p.m., Thursday, August 3
Attendees will be able to speak directly with members of Sprouts’ hiring team at the job fair, the company said. Positions that Sprouts are seeking to fill include:
- Bakery clerks
- Bulk clerks
- Deli clerks
- Grocery clerks
- Meat clerks
- Produce clerks
- Vitamin clerks
The Reno store is eyeing a Sept. 13 opening date. The 30,000 square-foot store is the first of two locations planned for the area. Sprouts is also planning to open a store on Disc Drive at the Sparks Galleria shopping center. Plans for Sprouts' Sparks store call for a conversion of the shopping center’s old Circuit City store, which will be expanded by 10,000 square feet.
Phoenix-based Sprouts is a natural and organic grocery chain in the midst of a large expansion. The company opened 36 new locations last year and has more than 250 stores in 13 states, including six in Nevada.
Sprouts reported net sales of $4 billion in 2016, an increase of 15 percent from the previous year. The organic market sector, which includes Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods, generated $35 billion in 2014, with fruits and vegetables as the leading revenue category, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
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