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Harris Teeter to hire nearly 3,000 new employees, 600 in Charlotte area

Thanks to new locations and services, Harris Teeter is seeking applicants to fill almost 3,000 new positions, including 600 new jobs in the Charlotte area.

Harris Teeter has created more than 1,050 new jobs this year in its stores in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Maryland, Delaware, Florida and Washington, D.C., according to the release.

Harris Teeter spokeswoman Danna Robinson said the company plans to open a total of 10 new stores in 2016.

“We are also seeing an increased need for dedicated associates specifically in our deli and bakery departments,” Robinson said.

Additionally, Robinson said the store plans to expand customer conveniences such as Starbucks and fresh in-store pizza to more locations, as well as increase its selection of hot-and-ready dinner options.

The store will host a hiring event for its newest Charlotte location at Steelecroft Shopping Center at 13000 S. Tryon St. on Aug. 18. Available positions range from part-time cashiers and department clerks to full-time department heads and assistant store managers, according to a press release.

Individuals interested in a position can expect weekly paychecks, flexible schedules and tuition assistance based on eligibility, according to the release. Interested candidates are invited to visit the company’s online job listings at hiring.harristeeter.jobs to apply.

“We owe our company’s success to our valued associates,” Robinson said. “We are growing, and we invite full-time and part-time job seekers to grow with us as we expand Harris Teeter’s footprint, creating jobs throughout new and existing markets.”

Rachel Herzog: (704) 358-5358, @rachel_herzog

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