CAPITAL REGION — The Hannaford Supermarket chain announced Thursday that it is looking to hire another 2,000 people across its five-state service area.
These new full- and part-time associates are in addition to the 2,200 new employees the chain announced it would hire in March.
Company officials cite both increased demand for its Hannaford To-Go curbside pickup program and rigorous cleaning procedures as the reasons behind the latest round of hiring. Chain-wide, Hannaford employs more than 27,000 people.
“Expanding our team will allow us to better serve our customers while continuing to maintain a safe and healthy environment for our shoppers and associates,” said Scott LeClair, director of talent development for the Scarborough, Maine-based chain, which has a number of stores across the Capital Region.
Another major Capital Region supermarket chain, Rotterdam-based Price Chopper/Market 32, announced in March it would also be hiring about 2,000 new associates because of the increased demands brought on by the pandemic. Supermarkets, as essential businesses, have remained open throughout the shutdown of many other businesses.
Hannaford said it is working with major employers in the hospitality, tourism and retail industries to connect their furloughed workers to its openings. Available positions vary by store, with an emphasis on cashiers and other front end employees, grocery stockers, and Hannaford To Go. Interested applicants can go to Hannaford.com/careers for information and an online application.