Zingerman's to hire 300 seasonal workers for mail order operations
Zingerman’s plans to hire about 300 temporary workers this holiday season to help fulfill the company’s mail orders.
The Ann Arbor-based gourmet food company will also hire seasonal employees for its baking operation in the coming weeks, according to an MLive report.
Pat McGraw of Zingerman’s human resources department said the hiring demand this year is typical of most holiday seasons, because the company does a “huge amount of volume” during the holidays.
But the number of seasonal hires is up from 2009, when Zingerman's hired about 200 people.
McGraw said the seasonal employees, who will work from November until the end of December, will be packing boxes for mail orders or answering mail-order phone calls. They will make about $9 an hour.
“We are starting to hire now and we will do some training for the employees,” she said. “But the biggest amount of work happens for a week or two before Thanksgiving to the end of December.”
McGraw said some of the employees may be asked to stay on as occasional help for other busy times of the year.
People can apply for the positions at zingermanscommunity.com.