CARLISLE, Pa. — GIANT Co. plans to hire an additional 4,000 part- and full-time employees to help it meet consumers’ strong demand for groceries, the company said Tuesday.
The hiring spree includes jobs at a new store slated to open on October 23 in Harrisburg, Pa. The retailer is also adding people at other stores across the chain, as well as at its distribution center in Carlisle, Pa., and at its GIANT Direct facilities in Camp Hill and Lancaster, Pa.
“We’re excited to see the team coming together for our new store in Harrisburg, and we’re looking for even more caring and enthusiastic team members,” GIANT vice president of human resources Matthew Lutcavage said. “With the increased demand for both in-store and online grocery shopping continuing, we are looking to hire in all areas of the business throughout the holiday season and beyond, helping us deliver on our purpose of connecting families for a better future while having fun along the way.”
GIANT said that for nearly 100 years its culture has been rooted in making a difference in the community and providing team members — whether in stores, perishable distribution centers or e-commerce facilities — with opportunities for advancement and opportunities to share ideas, learn new skills and really make a difference for customers, the community and the company.
“The GIANT Company culture is one of inclusion and belonging, where everyone is respected, valued, and heard,” continued Lutcavage, who said that new team members will be immersed in a robust training program that connects to the company’s newly launched brand platform, For Today’s Table.
The company said it is committed to offering best-in-class benefits and policies, noting that it launched new parental leave benefits late last year that will provide qualifying full- and part-time team members with four weeks of fully paid leave during the first 12 months following the birth, adoption or legal placement of a child. This is in addition to the six weeks paid short-term disability for birthing mothers. The paid parental leave complements the competitive wages and benefits available to eligible team members, including paid time off, education reimbursement, healthcare and disability coverage.
Since the beginning of the year, GIANT has hired approximately 7,000 temporary and part-time team members across a family of brands that includes GIANT, MARTIN’S, GIANT Direct, MARTIN’S Direct and GIANT Heirloom Market.