February 8 Session is Open to the Public; Registration Required
Price Rite Supermarkets, in partnership with Jubilee Homes of Syracuse, Inc., today announced it will host an informational session ahead of the hiring fair for its new South Avenue store in Southwest Syracuse. Price Rite representatives will be on-hand Wednesday, Feb. 8 at the Southwest Community Center to introduce the supermarket chain – known for its everyday low prices – to the local community and provide information about the hiring process, including details about how to apply in advance of Price Rite’s hiring fair, which will take place later in the month.
Registration for the Feb. 8 informational session is required as space is limited, and interested applicants can register at the following link (registration will be open until Tuesday, Feb. 7 at 8:00pm):
Interested candidates are also encouraged to submit an online application for upcoming employment opportunities once they have registered for the informational session by visiting http://www.priceritesupermarkets.com/join-our-team/, clicking the “Apply Today” link and selecting Price Rite of South Ave. from the dropdown menu to view available positions.
Walter Dixie, executive director, Jubilee Homes of Syracuse, Inc.
Sharon Owens, executive director, Syracuse Community Connections
Twiggy Billue, program coordinator for the Build to Work Program
WHEN: Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017
Registration is open to the public until Tuesday, February 7 at 8:00pm
WHERE: Southwest Community Center
401 South Ave.
Syracuse, NY 13204
WHY: Price Rite has been working closely with Jubilee Homes of Syracuse Inc., a local nonprofit, and city, county and state officials to bring the new store to an area designated as a food desert, providing a service oriented supermarket in addition to nearly 100 full and part-time jobs to the local economy once the store opens.
Known for its everyday low prices, the store will feature a wide selection of fresh produce, organic products and a variety of private label and national grocery brands – at about half the cost of a traditional supermarket. The new Price Rite of Southwest Syracuse will employ the supermarket’s shopper-friendly, convenient format, including fresh produce delivered daily; packaged meats; baked goods; a variety of private label and national grocery brands; and dairy and frozen food. Price Rite of Southwest Syracuse will also feature some of the industry’s leading “green technologies,” including glass doors on dairy cases and energy-efficient lighting and refrigeration throughout the entire store.
Price Rite’s mission is to provide customers with a clean, fresh and friendly shopping experience while offering the same quality foods as traditional supermarkets at about half the price, offering customers the convenience of warehouse club-style shopping without the membership fees or bulk-buying requirements. Price Rite takes a variety of different approaches to help keep costs down and pass along those savings to customers, including spending less on advertising and store décor than conventional stores, and encouraging customers to bring their own bags or purchase a reusable bag for 10 cents. By streamlining operating costs, Price Rite can focus on providing great buys in-store. Price Rite regularly features specials and amazing values on food and non-food items alike.
About Price Rite
Price Rite operates 62 stores in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Maryland and Virginia. Price Rite stores offer customers an expanded produce department and quality food products at savings up to 50 percent less than traditional supermarkets. The typical Price Rite store is about 35,000 to 40,000 square feet in size and employs anywhere from 75 to 150 associates. The first Price Rite opened in West Springfield, MA in 1995. For more information, please visit www.priceritesupermarkets.com.
Jubilee Homes of Syracuse, Inc. Mission Statement
Jubilee Homes of Syracuse, Inc. is a not for profit organization that has been a catalyst for revitalizing the Southwest side of Syracuse since 1987 by 1. providing home ownership and/or rental opportunities for low and moderate income people through the construction and/or rehabilitation of permanently affordable owner-occupied homes and rental units in the neighborhood; 2. building shared values and a sense of community in the neighborhood by empowering neighborhood residents to develop, engage in and/or promote neighborhood building activities and events, in order to continue to build neighborhood cohesiveness; 3. supporting and/or increasing small business and commercial development on the Southwest-side through economic development initiatives; as well working to address poverty through workforce and economic development initiatives; and 4. preparing our area youth for future leadership, employment and entrepreneurship through innovative youth development programs.