Posted: 11/10/2010 04:06:12 PM PST
Updated: 11/11/2010 11:06:40 AM PST
Fresh & Easy said Wednesday that it will hire about 270 people in the next few months to work at soon-to-open Bay Area stores -- a move that comes on the heels of a new land deal in Vallejo by the grocery chain.
All told, 12 stores in the Bay Area and nearby Stanislaus County are seeking to hire workers, Wonnacott said. That would equate to 240 to 300 workers for the dozen markets combined. Fresh & Easy is a unit of United Kingdom-based supermarket behemoth Tesco.
"We offer competitive pay, which includes a quarterly bonus of up to 10 percent," he said. "All Fresh & Easy employees are given the opportunity to work at least 20 hours per week, which entitles them to comprehensive and affordable health care."
The Fresh & Easy stores that need workers will be located in Concord, Danville, Hayward, Modesto, Napa, Pacifica, Pleasanton, San Francisco, San Jose, Vacaville and Walnut Creek. San Jose is getting two stores.
The retailer, though, appears to hunger for more locations beyond these dozen sites, which the company first revealed in 2008.
On Oct. 18, Fresh & Easy Property Co. bought a parcel in Vallejo, according to Solano County property files. The sellers were Ilia and Stella Lerner.
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