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Kimothy Rimmer has been out of work for three years. He says he even moved to Tampa from Detroit, Michigan hoping there would be better opportunities, but he has yet to find them. He says with two kids, he has mouths to feed and he is struggling to make ends meet.
That alone has brought him to the line of hundreds, waiting for a chance to get a job with Whole Foods Market. The organic grocery store chain is holding a job fair Friday and Saturday to fill 150 positions for their new store in Carrollwood. We're talking positions as cashiers, seafood and meat cutters, bakers, cake decorators, chefs, cooks, grocery stockers, and maintenance workers.
Any of those positions will suit Rimmer.
"I'm looking out for my kids right now," he says. "My kids are my number one concern right now."
Whole Foods leaders say there have been around 1800 applications submitted on line and counting. Those that register online may be given an appointment time, which could significantly shorten the wait time.
The job fair runs until 7:00pm on Friday and from 9:00am until 4:00pm on Saturday. Applications are being taken right at the new Whole Foods location at 3802 Northdale Boulevard in Tampa. Its at the intersection of North Dale Mabry and Northdale Boulevard.
For more information on how to fill out one of those online applications, visit www.wholefoodsmarkets/careers
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