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How Grocers Can Fill Vacancies Now

By Gina Acosta - 03/20/2020
How Grocers Can Fill Vacancies Now
Sedano's operates 35 stores in Florida.

An independent grocer in Miami has come up with an innovative way to fill immediate openings amid skyrocketing consumer demand during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Sedano’s Supermarkets is partnering with Versailles and La Carreta to provide temporary jobs for the restaurants’ employees affected by this pandemic. The Hispanic grocery chain says it is looking to add up to 400 full-time and part-time positions across its stores, while Versailles and La Carreta close their dining rooms and focus only on takeout, delivery and walk-up window orders.

“This collaboration reflects who we are as companies in our community,” said Javier Herrán, chief marketing officer of Sedano’s Supermarkets. “During difficult times, local businesses and communities need to support one another.”

Founded in 1962 by the Herrán and Guerra families, Sedano’s Supermarkets has grown to become one of the leading independent grocery chains in the United States. Sedano’s serves Florida’s growing multicultural communities with 35 stores and more than 3,000 employees in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Orange and Osceola counties. 

“Much like Sedano’s, our employees are like family, and we want each of them to know that their jobs will be waiting for them once this crisis concludes. We look forward to welcoming them back, but we can rest easier knowing they are being taken care of,” said Felipe Valls Jr., owner of Versailles and La Carreta restaurants.