Mariano's holds job fairs for hundreds of positions at its new stores. Christian Farr reports.
Mariano's parent company, Roundy's, Inc., hosted a Chicago job fair on Thursday to recruit employees for stores it recently acquired from Dominick's.
Mariano's purchased 11 stores after Dominick's announced that it was shutting down its Chicago operation. Roundy's is seeking employees for five new locations: 2021 W. Chicago Ave. and 5201 N. Sheridan Road in Chicago, 1822 Willow Road in Northfield, 1900 S. Cumberland Ave. in Park Ridge, and No. 14 Garden Market Street in Western Springs.
"We are really excited to be growing the way that we are," Mariano's spokesman Jess Terry said. "It's really because of our customers. Our customers chose us. It's a tremendous opportunity for us."
The company is also looking to hire new employees at current Mariano's stores.
There are 250 available positions at each of the new stores, according to the company.
Thursday's job fair ran from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Crown Plaza Chicago, 733 W. Madison St.
Roundy's will also host fairs from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday at DoubleTree, 9599 Skokie Blvd., in Skokie and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Chicago Marriott Southwest, 1200 Burr Ridge Pkwy., in Burr Ridge.
Mariano's estimates that the new stores will create approximately 10,000 jobs in the Chicago area by the end of next year.