Jobs for the picking: Farmin’ Brands to host Wilmington job fair on Monday

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An artist rendering shows the planned storefront of the new Farmin' shop set to open on Front Street later this summer. Courtesy images.
An artist rendering shows the planned storefront of the new Farmin’ shop set to open on Front Street later this summer. Courtesy images.

WILMINGTON – Local food purveyor Farmin’ Brands is hosting a job fair on Monday, just weeks ahead of the opening of their new urban market in downtown Wilmington, which will be called Farmin’ on Front.

“We will be offering over 20 employment opportunities between the opening and expansion of all our other departments and divisions,” said Randall Heath, Farmin’ Brands senior director of brand experience.

Those other divisions in the company include its wholesale, Farmin’ Exchange, as well as Farmin’ Food Works and operation of Prospect Farms. Both full-time and part-time positions are available, and they include culinary and warehouse directors, bakers, brand ambassadors, prep cooks and more.

The job fair is being held in partnership with the Employment Security Commission and will be held at the commission’s office, located at 717 Market St. in Wilmington from 12-5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12.

“Unfortunately, there is an astounding 6,000-plus persons unemployed in our wonderful town of Wilmington,” Heath said. “We are hopeful to be an employment opportunity for some of those in the community and meet some great talents.”

According to Farmin’ Brands, the job fair will consist of group interviews, which could potentially lead to one-on-one interviews later on at Farmin’ Brands’ headquarters on Emerson Street. Job seekers are encouraged to do their research ahead of time at the Farmin’ Brands website and bring a resume.

Earlier this year, Farmin’ Brands announced plans to open a locally-sourced grocery store, called Farmin’ on Front, in the heart of downtown Wilmington. The store is scheduled to open later this fall.

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