Just in: Earth Fare organic grocer holding pre-opening Louisville jobs fair in July to fill 50 positions

This almost got lost in a mighty Monday purge of the IL inbox, but it’s interesting.

We broke the story way back in January that Earth Fare, a Fletcher, N.C.-based group of organic/natural supermarkets, was coming to Louisville.

Which is happening next month as Earth Fare opens at The Summit Louisville shopping center in far eastern Jefferson County.

In advance of that, Earth Fare is having a three-day jobs fair event, trying to fill 50 jobs.

Which is sure as hell news these days.

An interesting element: Earth Fare builds brand loyalty by turning employees into brand disciples. The firm even hires one or two community liaisons, though we’re guessing those positions have long been filled.

From the Summit news release:

Earth Fare, a new natural and organic market opening in August at the Summit, will hold a job fair July 9-11 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The retailer will hire more than 50 employees for full and part-time positions. The eco-friendly grocer hopes to find locals with a sense of Louisville pride who are excited about selling real food to real people.

Positions immediately available include: culinary and baking artisans, grocery stock clerks, cashiers, butchers, café staff, wellness experts and produce people. Prior customer service experience and a flexible work schedule are required. Earth Fare offers competitive benefits and in-store discounts to team members. This Louisville location is the first in Kentucky and joins 30 other locations across the Southeast and Midwest. The all-natural store prides itself in a strict food philosophy that bans unhealthy ingredients. Each location works with local family producers to offer the freshest produce, meats and cheeses from less than 100 miles of the store.

Applicants should apply in person with an updated resume at Spring Hill Suites Northeast, 10101 Forest Green Blvd. For further information about jobs available, visit EarthFare.com.

About Earth Fare: Earth Fare, founded in 1975, is an Asheville, North Carolina-based natural foods grocer. Since inception, it has grown into the second largest natural foods retailer in the country. Earth Fare’s strict ingredient philosophy has earned them a loyal following. Today, Earth Fare continues to lead the healthy grocery movement, providing the best tasting local, natural and organic foods available. For more information, visit the website here.