New Stores

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Store Openings

Looking for a job that challenges and delights you? Keep a lookout for one of our new locations.

Is a new Publix being built in your area? With that expansion comes additional employment opportunities. If you've heard about a new Publix store coming to your area or have seen one under construction, you may wonder how you can apply to work there.

Apply for non-management positions

We often post signs in the window of the new store under construction that tell you where and when to apply for employment. But here are some tips.

When a new store is built less than 50 miles from another Publix, you can apply at a nearby store. You won't be asked to specify your store of choice because your application will be available to the managers of both the new store and the store where you apply. This allows Publix to fill staffing needs at both stores simultaneously, although the new store will have the greatest number of openings.

Managers of the new store will be able to see your application. They first start looking for candidates to fill our skilled positions — Baker, Cake Decorator, Meat Cutter, and Deli Clerk. That can occur 4-5 weeks before the new store opens. A week or so later, they look for candidates for the rest of the non-management positions. They contact the candidates they want to interview.

When a new store is built further than 50 miles from another Publix, we schedule job fairs to allow individuals to apply for employment. Details of these events are announced on this page (below) and on our Publix Careers Facebook page and our @publixjobs Twitter account.

For information on our exciting expansion in North Carolina and South Carolina, visit Our New Division.

Watch for job fairs

Lake Wylie, South Carolina

Hiring event
Thursday, September 3 – Sunday, September 6
9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Embassy Suites Charlotte/Ayrsley – 1917 Ayrsley Town Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28273

Moody, Alabama

Hiring event
Thursday, September 10 – Monday, September 14
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Moody City Hall – 670 Park Ave, Moody, AL 35004

Port Wentworth, Georgia

Application event
Monday, September 14 – Friday, September 18
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily
Holiday Inn Express – 7210 GA Highway 21, Port Wentworth, GA 31407

Santa Rosa Beach and Panama City Beach, Florida

Hiring event
Wednesday, September 23
9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Publix Super Markets, Watercolor Crossings – 110 Watercolor Way, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Destin, Sandestin, and Santa Rosa Beach, Florida

Hiring event
Thursday, September 24
9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Publix Super Markets, Paradise Key – 4425 Commons Dr. E., Destin, FL 32541

Walk-ins are welcome, but to avoid wait times you can reserve an appointment by visiting

Apply for management positions

Publix fills most management positions in a new store with managers who transfer from other Publix stores. That way we know new store teams will learn Publix's best practices in customer service, product quality, and superlative execution. For more information, visit store management opportunities for details.

Explore new stores

If you wonder if a new store is coming to your area or an area where you'll soon be living, go to our new store openings list. You won't find recruiting information as far in advance as the signs on new Publix store windows, but it sometimes includes stores still looking for applications.