Alfalfa’s Market, which in June announced it is taking over the former Lucky’s Market location on Ken Pratt Boulevard, is getting closer to opening and this week is holding a job fair to fill 45 to 50 full-time, part-time and weekend positions.
The job fair will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the store, 700 Ken Pratt Blvd. Applicants can show up at the store to meet with the management team for on-the-spot interviews. Attendees are asked to wear a mask.
The company is looking to fill a range of roles including cashiers, managers, supervisors, kitchen staff and coffee shop baristas, and meat, seafood, and produce department staff for the Longmont store, as well as the Boulder and Louisville locations, which will be open if employees transfer to Longmont.
A list of positions is available online. Candidates are encouraged to apply on the site and print out and bring a copy of their applications and resumes.
“We’re excited for the job fair. We’re looking forward to building a team that’s reflective of who we are as Alfalfa’s and that represents the Longmont community,” Store Director Ericka Kiser said.
While many of the positions will be filled on job fair days, anyone who isn’t able to make it to the job fair can complete an online application and follow up about any unfilled roles.
Karen Stallard, membership director for the Longmont Area Chamber of Commerce, said the store and the jobs it is bringing are welcome additions to the city.
“We love to see new growth and opportunity in our community. It’s fantastic that Alfalfa’s has been able to revitalize the shopping area where Lucky’s Market had been,” she said. “This brings back good jobs and helps meet the shopping needs of many growing neighborhoods in this corridor.”
The timing of the job fair is a sign the store is getting close to opening day. While no firm date has been announced, John Gengle, director of store performance, said Alfalfa’s is aiming to open in mid- to late October.
“It’s a mix of emotions right now,” he said. “There’s a lot of work going on and its hectic, but I’m excited for the time when we start to engage with the community and be a presence there.”
As part of their opening process, Alfalfa’s is continuing to look for local vendors, including those based in Longmont, to feature on store shelves.
“Right now, two members of the management team are working pretty much full time, scouring Longmont for local vendors,” Kiser said.