Ninety jobs are on offer for the Gold Coast, including bakers, at Harris Farm Markets.
Following news that the family-owned and operated Harris Farm Markets will open their first Gold Coast store on the Isle of Capri, the famed independent grocery retailer is now looking for staff and is hosting a two-day recruitment pop-up at Pacific Fair on Friday July 30 and Saturday July 31 to make it easy for Gold Coasters to find out more.
Having already recruited nine local staff from the departing tenant, The Greener Grocer, Harris Farm Markets is on the search for butchers, bakers, fruiterers, florists, deli and cheese specialists, dairy experts, customer service stars and back of house operational experts across both permanent and temporary positions. All experience levels are needed, from beginners, to leading hands.
The Harris Farm Markets Recruitment Pop-Up will be open at Pacific Fair (near Lorna Jane) from 9am to 5.30pm this Friday and Saturday, with interested Gold Coasters encouraged to come and say hi, talk about job opportunities and get to know the team.
Champions of seasonal fruit and veg, Harris Farm Markets have operated for over 40 years.
“Supporting local is key for us. We source from local farmers and suppliers, create job opportunities for locals, and we really want to become part of the community by employing locally—we have 90 jobs on offer covering permanent, temporary and part-time, across junior and senior levels!” said Harris Farm Markets co-CEO, Luke Harris.
“We particularly want to welcome passionate, hard-working food enthusiasts to join the team—authenticity is everything to us, in the way we buy and present our produce through to the people we employ. Plus, we have exciting pathways in the business and employees are entitled to a 25 per cent staff discount on produce,” he said.
Harris Farms opened their first store in Queensland in Brisbane’s Clayfield in November last year and their flagship store in West Village at West End earlier this year. When the Isle of Capri store opens later this year, more than 300 locals will be employed across the three Queensland stores, and the stores will showcase fruit and veg from over 320 Queensland growers.
Luke Harris said he was excited to be finally opening on the Gold Coast.
“The Gold Coast holds a special place in our hearts given we have spent so much time there as a family on holidays and to now be able to open on the Isle of Capri, in the heart of a city that values their fresh fruit, vegetables and food stories so highly, is really exciting.
“The store at Capri on Via Roma will be home to the best in fruit and vegetables, as well as a gourmet grocery section of boutique local products, an extensive deli and offering of more than 400 cheeses, a bakery section with the best breads from sourdough to brioche, and a premium meat selection. We have some great surprises that we will reveal closer to opening!”