Publix, Amazon hiring in South Florida

One major worry about the coronavirus is the risk of a 20 percent unemployment rate, according to U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, but some companies are briskly hiring to deal with changing business conditions.

Amazon plans to hire 100,000 people nationally to deal with a surge in deliveries and has an abundance of job openings in South Florida.  Publix also appears to have more than 100 openings amid a surge in business.

The free Employ Florida website, which allows posting of job openings, searches for jobs and posting of resumes, was listing more than 500 jobs, representing at least 818 positions in South Florida. While some of them might be do to the surge in logistics, there were also openings like a captain for a Falcon jet, a factoring data processor, legal contract specialist, java developer and HVAC technician.

The site also has an array of tutorials and a job search alert function.

An SFBW Google search for the phrase “Amazon hiring”  found more than 60 listings in South Florida posted in just the last three days, although some could be duplicates. Many other jobs were posted weeks ago as well and are still open.

The openings were widely scattered geographically, including locations in Pompano Beach, Boca Raton, Miami, Doral, Sunrise, Dania Beach, Hollywood, Pembroke Pines, Hallandale Beach, Delray Beach, North Miami Beach, Lake Worth, Key Biscayne, West Palm Beach, Loxahatchee and Belle Glade.

There is an array of positions, including many logistical openings, but also openings in the realm of safety experts and even a TV music expert for Latin America.

A Google search for “Publix job openings” posted in the last three days turned up an array of jobs, including cashiers, baggers, deli clerks, baker trainees, meat cutter trainees,  cake decorators, environmental sanitizers, grocery clerks and loss prevention. The jobs are scattered throughout the region.

While the retail sector has been slammed by the coronavirus, Target and Walmart have been hiring as well.




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Drew Limsky joined Lifestyle Media Group in August 2020 as Editor-in-Chief of South Florida Business & Wealth. His first issue of SFBW, October 2020, heralded a reimagined structure, with new content categories and a slew of fresh visual themes. “As sort of a cross between Forbes and Robb Report, with a dash of GQ and Vogue,” Limsky says, “SFBW reflects South Florida’s increasingly sophisticated and dynamic business and cultural landscape.”

Limsky, an avid traveler, swimmer and film buff who holds a law degree and Ph.D. from New York University, likes to say, “I’m a doctor, but I can’t operate—except on your brand.” He wrote his dissertation on the nonfiction work of Joan Didion. Prior to that, Limsky received his B.A. in English, summa cum laude, from Emory University and earned his M.A. in literature at American University in connection with a Masters Scholar Award fellowship.

Limsky came to SFBW at the apex of a storied career in journalism and publishing that includes six previous lead editorial roles, including for some of the world’s best-known brands. He served as global editor-in-chief of Lexus magazine, founding editor-in-chief of custom lifestyle magazines for Cadillac and Holland America Line, and was the founding editor-in-chief of Modern Luxury Interiors South Florida. He also was the executive editor for B2B magazines for Acura and Honda Financial Services, and he served as travel editor for Conde Nast. Magazines under Limsky’s editorship have garnered more than 75 industry awards.

He has also written for many of the country’s top newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, Boston Globe, USA Today, Worth, Robb Report, Afar, Time Out New York, National Geographic Traveler, Men’s Journal, Ritz-Carlton, Elite Traveler, Florida Design, Metropolis and Architectural Digest Mexico. His other clients have included Four Seasons, Acqualina Resort & Residences, Yahoo!, American Airlines, Wynn, Douglas Elliman and Corcoran. As an adjunct assistant professor, Limsky has taught journalism, film and creative writing at the City University of New York, Pace University, American University and other colleges.