HARRISBURG, Pa. — Giant announced today it is planning to hire an additional 4,000 part- and full-time workers to "meet the continuing demand for groceries both now and into the busy holiday season."
The company's hiring spree includes positions at its new Harrisburg location at 6301 Grayson Road, which is slated to open Oct. 23, Giant said in a press release issued Tuesday.
Part- and full-time positions at the new location and at other stores across the chain include cashiers, stocking, deli and other fresh departments.
Giant's distribution center in Carlisle, as well as the Giant Direct facilities in Camp Hill and Lancaster, are also hiring for positions that include order selectors and delivery drivers, the company said.
“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,” said Matthew Lutcavage, vice president of human resources, The GIANT Company. “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.”
For almost 100 years, The GIANT Company culture has been rooted in making a difference in the community where team members are celebrated for who they are. Meaningful opportunities for advancement can be found throughout the company, Giant said.
Whether in a store, perishable distribution center or e-commerce facility, team members will have an opportunity to share ideas, learn new skills and really make a difference for customers, the community and the company, Giant said in its release.
“The GIANT Company culture is one of inclusion and belonging, where everyone is respected, valued, and heard,” said Lutcavage. "With immediate openings across the organization, new team members will be immersed in a robust training program, rooted in the company’s newly launched brand platform, For Today’s Table."
Giant said it is committed to investing in its 35,000 team members by offering best-in-class benefits and policies that enhance health and well-being, support flexibility and career advancement and encourage work-life balance.
Late last year, the company announced the launch of new parental leave benefits 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, Giant said.
Since the beginning of the year, Giant has hired approximately 7,000 temporary and part-time team members.