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Englewood Whole Foods Event Will Highlight New Job Openings For Residents

By Mae Rice in Food on Dec 29, 2015 5:00PM

A rendering of the planned Englewood Whole Foods. (Image credit: City of Chicago)

The Englewood branch of Whole Foods, which the upscale grocery chain announced plans for a year and a half ago, is inviting community members to learn about job opportunities at the store on Jan. 6.

The event, set to start at 6 p.m. at Kennedy King College, at 740 W. 63rd St., in the college's Great Hall, will feature information about jobs at the new grocery store—the first to open on Chicago's South Side—and sample products.

While the Englewood branch is slated to open in September, one hope of the “workforce development conversations” at the event is to get Englewood residents working at existing Whole Foods, so they can transfer back to the Englewood store right when it opens, marketing director Keith Stewart explained.

At the event, Whole Foods also plans to “continue to tell the story of Whole Foods Market, create some connections to the people we’ll be serving—you know, all that good stuff,” Stewart said.

According to DNAInfo, the event will feature food samples; education about the benefits of eating healthy and organic; and a chance to win a “pantry makeover.”