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Posted on Mon, Jul 1, 2013 : 4:41 p.m.

Busch's looks to hire 35-40 employees during job fair Tuesday

By Ben Freed

Busch’s Fresh Food Markets is holding the last in a string of job fairs Tuesday at its Saline store, located at 565 E. Michigan Ave.

During the fair, which will go from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., the company is looking to hire approximately 35 to 40 new employees at its Washtenaw County stores.

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Busch's is headquartered on South Main Street in Ann Arbor.

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“Most of the hiring at the fair will be for the Saline location, but we do have positions open at our two Ann Arbor stores and the Busch’s in Dexter as well,” said Marla Booth, marketing vice president for the company.

The Busch’s in Saline is hiring in preparation for a renovation. Booth said holding the job fair before the renovation begins allows Busch’s to remain ahead of the curve by allowing employees time to go through training and orientation and be ready to staff the store when the remodeling is completed.

Busch’s held two other job fairs last week at its stores in South Lyon and Plymouth and are looking to hire approximately 75 new employees company-wide, including the 35 from Tuesday's fair.

Booth said open positions include in-store positions at departments ranging from meat and seafood to guest services. There also are positions open at the company’s central kitchen and bakery in Clinton.

The job fairs can make hiring more convenient for the company by shrinking the process down from weeks or days to hours. Booth said job-seekers can apply online before the fair or in person and store managers are present to conduct interviews at the fairs.

Once the interviews are conducted, some job offers are handed out on the spot and new employees often walk away from the event with orientation dates already set.

Busch’s CEO John Busch told AnnArbor.com at the beginning of June the company had roughly 1,400 employees across its 15 Southeast Michigan locations. The chain is preparing to open its next location in Canton in the first quarter of 2014.

Ben Freed covers business for AnnArbor.com. You can sign up here to receive Business Review updates every week. Get in touch with Ben at 734-623-2528 or email him at benfreed@annarbor.com. Follow him on twitter @BFreedinA2