The Save Mart grocery store in Milpitas closed at the end of June, but the retail space is not sitting empty for long. Construction has started on a new Grocery Outlet with a target opening of mid-September.
The new store will employ 40-50 workers. The hiring process is already underway. If you’re interested in a job, email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Screeners are looking for Milpitas residents with retail experience. They hope to hire employees who represent the community, and speak languages from various demographic groups. Most jobs will pay minimum wage, with department heads earning $12 per hour.
Grocery Outlets are independently owned and operated, with inventory and support provided by the company. The Milpitas store is owned by Tom and Tracy Hogan. The couple has lived in the Bay Area for more than two decades and said they’re excited about owning their own store. One of the first things the couple plans to do is donate $1,000 worth of groceries to the Milpitas Food Pantry.
Melissa Porter, Vice President of Marketing for Grocery Outlet, told Patch that the supermarket will help Milpitas residents trim their food budgets.
“We’re all about saving people money. It’s why we exist," Porter said. "We are extreme discounters, selling at 40 to 70 percent below traditional retailers. And we carry all of the items people need, including milk and produce."
Porter emphasizes the importance of Grocery Outlet stores being a locally run business; “Our owners get very involved in their communities.”
Tracy Hogan says the store is planning a huge Grand Opening Celebration. The first 300 shoppers through the door will receive free, reusable shopping bags. Hogan says they’re also planning a big drawing, “We’re giving away two beach bikes, a big screen TV, an iPad, and one year of free groceries.” Hot dogs and sodas will be sold, with proceeds going to the Milpitas Rotary Club.
Grocery Outlet is located at 215 West Calaveras Blvd., Milpitas, 95035.