Seasonal Staffing Program

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Team Work

Feel great about what you do, where you work, and how you're treated. Our associates support each other, and will help you learn the ropes during a seasonal assignment.

The seasonal staffing program supports Publix stores that have significant fluctuations in sales and customer visits during the year. We hire local residents or visitors on a temporary basis during winter, spring or summer seasons in numerous cities.

As a seasonal associate, you would be an integral part of Publix's ability to maintain our high customer service standards during these fast-paced, peak seasons.

You must be at least 18 years of age to participate. Your duties would include the following:

  • Deliver service with a genuine smile at all times.
  • Work well with others in a team environment.
  • Continually show enthusiasm, initiative, and pride in work.
  • Report on time for each shift.
  • Follow instructions closely.

Available positions vary by store but may include Bakery Clerk, Cashier, Deli Clerk, Front Service Clerk (Bagger), Grocery Clerk, Meat Clerk, Produce Clerk, and Seafood Clerk.

All seasonal associates are released at the end of the season. Some high-performers may be rehired into permanent positions.

Read the testimonials from past seasonal associates and from managers in the seasonal stores.

Winter Season

This winter, opportunities are available in both Southwest Florida and in Southeast Florida. Employment begins in late November or early December and lasts until April.

Southwest Florida

  • To apply for a seasonal position in Englewood, Placida, Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda, Venice, click here.
  • To apply for a seasonal position in Estero, Ft. Myers, N. Ft. Myers, click here.
  • To apply for a seasonal position in Bonita Springs, Marco Island, Naples, click here.

Southeast Florida

  • To apply for a seasonal position in Boca Raton, Deerfield Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Hallandale Beach, Hollywood, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, Lighthouse Point, or Pompano Beach, visit the application event at one of the following Publix stores between 10 am and 7 pm:
    • Monday, Oct. 27, Westlake Commons – 1700 Sheridan St., Hollywood
    • Tuesday, Oct. 28, The Harbor Shops – 1940 Cordova Rd., Fort Lauderdale
    • Wednesday, Oct. 29, Coral Ridge Shopping Center – 3400 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale
    • Thursday, Oct. 30, Hillsboro Square – 150 S. Federal Hwy, Deerfield Beach
  • To apply for a seasonal position in Jensen Beach, Jupiter, Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Stuart, Tequesta or Vero Beach, visit the application event at one of the following Publix stores between 10 am and 7 pm:
    • Tuesday, Nov. 4, Gardens Towne Square – 4200 Northlake Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens
    • Wednesday, Nov. 5, Jupiter Square – 95 S. US Highway 1, Jupiter
    • Thursday, Nov. 6, Ocean Breeze Plaza – 1780 NE Jensen Beach Blvd., Jensen Beach
    • Friday, Nov. 7, Treasure Coast Plaza, 415 21st Street, Vero Beach

Spring Season

During the spring season, opportunities are available in February and may last until April. The spring season locations may include these cities:

  • Orange Beach, AL
  • Panama City Beach, FL
  • Santa Rosa Beach, FL

Spring season recruiting will start in January 2015, so be sure to check back here for further details.

Summer Season

During the summer season, opportunities may be available from May through August. The summer season locations may include these cities:

  • Destin, FL
  • Orange Beach, AL
  • Panama City Beach, FL
  • Panama City, FL
  • Pensacola, FL
  • Santa Rosa Beach, FL

Summer season recruiting will start in March 2015, so be sure to check back here for further details.

Testimonials

I was looking for a seasonal job because I have family in Englewood and family in Michigan, so I work in Florida for the winter season and then go back home to Michigan. The philosophy of Publix is great. Associates are friendly with one another, and everyone is happy to be there. It was a joy to come in to work because the atmosphere is so nice.
Seasonal Cake Decorator, Englewood

I was originally looking for something permanent when I was hired as a seasonal deli clerk. But then after the season ended, I was hired for on-going employment. I benefited from the seasonal program by learning a lot about Publix and its culture. We are a great employer to work for and have the best customer service and employees. I hope to advance with the company and move into management.
Seasonal Deli Clerk, Fort Myers

The seasonal staffing program is great! It helps us find qualified candidates who are looking to fill a gap and lets us introduce them to Publix and show them what a great place it is to work.
Store Manager, Panama City Beach

With the seasonal staffing process, we are able to properly staff our location every day of the year. Our current associates welcome the seasonal associates because it allows everyone to keep our customers happy.
Store Manager, Fort Myers

I like the fact that this is sort of a tryout. Every year we end up keeping the better performers if business allows.
Store Manager, North Fort Myers