JOLIET, Ill (April 6, 2015) – Fresh Thyme Farmers Market is coming to Joliet this summer and will be hosting a job fair to help fill the 90-100 available positions. In an effort to hire locally, many of the candidates will be selected from those who bring a resume to the Fresh Thyme job fair. The job fair will be held Saturday, April 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Clarion Hotel Joliet Banquet & Convention Center, 411 South Larkin Avenue.

“Fresh Thyme strives to build lasting relationships within the communities we serve,” said Chris Sherrell, President and CEO of Fresh Thyme. “We believe that hiring locally is one of the first steps in positively impacting the communities we join. We are on track to create nearly 5,000 jobs in the Midwest and we would love for 90 or more of those to be right here in Joliet.”

Full and part-time opportunities are available, including store management, department management, supervisor, store administrator and crew positions. The store will be located at 2700 Plainfield Road Suite C. Candidates are encouraged to apply at freshthyme.com beforehand, and then bring a resume with them when attending the job fair. Applicants should be prepared for an interview on-site during the fair. Appointments are not necessary.

“Right now is a great time to join the Fresh Thyme team; we are growing rapidly, and opportunity for growth is substantial, as promoting from within is a staple of our company,” Sherrell said. “We are establishing our first central support hub this spring in the Chicago area which will greatly increase the potential for upward mobility.”

Benefits for full time employees include medical, dental, vision and paid vacation.

About Fresh Thyme

Fresh Thyme Farmers Market is a full-service specialty retailer focusing on value-priced fresh, healthy, natural and organic offerings. It boasts an extensive produce department with organic and local fruits and vegetables, a natural meat department, healthy deli foods to go, bakery goods, 400 bulk food bins, dairy and frozen, and health supplement products. Fresh Thyme is scheduled to open 60 stores by 2019. Learn more at freshthyme.com. Keep in touch by liking us atfacebook.com/freshthymefarmersmarkets and following us at twitter.com/freshthymefm.

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