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Publix Hiring “Thousands” To Meet Unprecedented Demand Over Coronavirus

Toilet paper was gone from the shelves at the Publix on South Dale Mabry and West Neptune Street in South Tampa earlier this week. Credit: WUSF Public Media

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Publix says it wants to hire “thousands of associates” by the end of March to respond to unprecedented demand prompted by COVID-19. 

The Lakeland-based grocery store chain says it wants to fill positions in its stores and distribution centers across its seven-state operating area. 

That includes distribution centers in Lakeland and Orlando. 

Publix is encouraging applications from those faced with joblessness because of the coronavirus. 


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