Fresh & Easy distribution center employment

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Fresh & Easy is a grocery stores’ chain in the United States. It belongs to the parent company Tesco, and is headquartered in El Segundo, California, in the United States. We will take a look at employment opportunities at Fresh & Easy warehouses here.

Company History –
Fresh and Easy belongs to the British multinational grocery retailer Tesco. In the year 2006, Tesco decided that it will move into United States by opening a grocery stores’ chain. In the year 2007, the U.S headquarters of Tesco were opened in El Segundo, California. Owing to losses, the company had to close several stores in the years following the opening. As of today, Tesco runs 220 stores and employs more than 50,000 people.

Jobs at Fresh & Easy warehouses –
Selector: As a selector, your job is the selection of merchandise from designated slots, stacking of cases on pallets after labeling of cases. You will  write store number on pallets and transport them for delivery to retail stores. You will be operating pallet jack, battery hoist and double walkie-rider.

Stocker: As a stocker, your duty is to receive, store as well as verify the inventory in the warehouse. You will count, pack and unpack merchandise. You will mark the items in stock using verification tags and check the items for any kind of defects or problems.

Fresh & Easy has a warehouse in Riverside County, and is planning to open a distribution center in Phoenix as well.

Benefits offered by Fresh & Easy –
Benefits offered by Fresh and Easy include Medical, Dental, Vision and prescription drug coverage, life and disability coverage, Flexible Spending Accounts for Healthcare and dependent care, Special discount programs for employees and 401(k) plan with company match. To be eligible for employee benefits, you must work a minimum of 20 hours per week. You also have the chance to earn a bonus of up to 10% quarterly.

How to apply for a job at Fresh & Easy online –
To apply online for jobs at Fresh and Easy, you will need to go here:
The above link will take you to a page displaying the map of US and all available jobs in different states. This is a good way to search both by location and by keyword. As you can see, there is a field which says ‘Filter by job title’. To display distribution center opportunities, just type ‘distribution’ and it should display all available distribution center jobs. Click on the state where the job is available. Once you click on the state, it will take you inside the state map and you then need to click on the location where the job is available, which is a circle indicating the location. Clicking on it will display the number of jobs available at that location. Click on the title of a job to apply for it. Once you click on the title, it will take you to a page where you can read the job description and requirements for that particular job. To apply, click on the ‘Apply for job’ button on the upper right corner of the page. This will take you to a page for creating a new profile. Create your profile by filling in the details asked and you can use this profile to apply for any jobs from the website of Fresh and Easy.

Employment at Fresh and Easy could be a positive experience for college students. The employee satisfaction is not bad, although the company was almost running out of business at the end of the year 2012.  The pay is not very high for warehouse jobs ($20k to $30k annually) though the benefits are OK and important benefits like healthcare are covered.


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