Jobs, Jobs, Jobs

That’s right – we are looking for three people to join our team and that is why it is Jobs, Jobs, Jobs!

We have people heading back to school and a maternity leave so if you are interested in working for one of Edmonton’s premier companies than check out the details below and send us an email.

We are looking for two floor/front end staff and one person to work in our produce department.


Employment Opportunity – Floor Staff – Come and join our Earth Team.

Be Part of Something Good, Work at Earth’s General Store

We are an independent and locally-owned grocery enterprise. We offer the community information and products that support good health and reduce our individual and collective ecological and social impact on the planet.

We are not your usual grocery store. We are a value-based business.

A major focus of our business is to reduce packaging and so we offer our customers lots of opportunities to lessen their plastic/package footprint. We encourage our customers to bring their own containers or bags (#BYOC and #BYOB). We want our staff to share this passion and focus.

  • Are you a person that is passionate about good food – organic food, local food, plant-based food?
  • Are you passionate about reduced-waste/zero-waste, the environment, alternative transportation, health?
  • Do you like sharing your knowledge and passion? Are you interested in learning more about this lifestyle and to become more immersed in it?
  • Are you interested in doing something beyond just a ‘job’?

We are currently looking for two Full-Time Floor Staff (24 – 32 hours/week and possibly up to 40 hours a week). We want a person that has experience, commitment, and drive. We pay above the average amount for a person working in this industry. In fact we pay a living wage to all employees after the 3 month probation period.

Starting date would be August 9th for one of the people hired and August 16th for the second person.

You must be willing and able to do weekend and evening shifts.

Job Title: Front-End Staff Person (Two people required)

Job Summary: Front-End staff provide customer service, financial transactions, and maintain a clean and tidy store environment.

Responsibilities & Duties

  • Greet and thank customers
  • Provide cashier service – providing a great experience to the customer, working with a computer based point of sale system, cash drawer, debit, credit card transaction, balancing your floats and cash drawer, etc
  • Process customer bulk refill requests to ensure a smooth flow of customer service.
  • Maintain good organization and display of products.
  • Provide excellent and friendly customer service in our specialized environment so that the person(s) have had a great experience
  • Household duties such as clean floors, counters, baskets/trolleys, bathrooms/toilets and other areas of the store.
  • Engage in continuous learning in response to the increasing variety of products and development of the store.
  • Follow company guidelines on safety and health standards – handling dangerous, heavy, and/or awkward items
  • Be knowledgeable about the products and our mission statement
  • Complete daily tasks/checklist  in an orderly, safe, and efficient manner
  • Opening and closing duties
  • Rotate stock, display stock, face stock,
  • Be an organic, local, Fair Trade and waste-reduction/zero-waste ambassador.

Required Competencies, Qualifications, and Skills

  • Effective Communication Skills – with customers, with co-workers and with management
  • Customer Service Orientation
  • Positive Attitude
  • Willingness and Ability to Learn
  • Self-motivation
  • Ability to lift 40-50 pounds
  • Able to stand for long periods of time
  • Passionate
  • Able to work with the Internet, Windows, some Excel, Google Documents/Sheets, Slack
  • Legally able to work in Canada
  • Be fluent in English (a second or third language is also valued)

Competitive Wages

We are a value-driven based company. That being said our starting wage is $15.50 per hour. If your experience warrants it you may be started above this rate. You should be at our Living Wage rate of 17.00$/hour after your 3-month/420 hours probation period.

Probation Period

All new hires are reviewed on a monthly basis for the first three months to ensure that both parties are getting what they need out of the arrangement. We want to ensure that the arrangement is healthy and mutually beneficial

Equal Opportunity Employer

Earth’s General Store is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Benefits Package

After 3 months, and you work a minimum of 25 hours per week, you will be offered a benefits package that includes life insurance, dental, drug and extended health care (such as massage therapy) coverage.

Higher Vacation Pay

EGS employees receive 6% holiday pay instead of the required 4%. (in essence, the base rate of 15.50$ an hour works out to 16.43$ per hour). You do have the opportunity to have this ‘vacation pay’ accrued so that you have money available to you for time away.

Sick Benefits/Sick Day pay

We do not have a program for this benefit. Companies that offer this usually provide 5 working days a year that the employee can claim as ‘sick days’. To provide our staff with that benefit but without a ‘program’ per se, we add 2% to a staff person’s vacation which equals 5 days of pay over the year. We encourage staff to participate in the accrual of their vacation pay program and they can then withdraw this money when they go on holidays or are sick.

This means that your base wage of 15.50$/hour plus your 6% vacation pay has another 2% added on top. A base wage is therefore 16.76$ with those added in.

Staff Discount

Staff are given a 20% discount on all store products.

Hours

Depending on availability and staffing schedules, 24-40 hours per week. You must be available evenings & most weekends. This would not be every weekend (unless you want to consistently work the weekend) but you must not have outside activities that would limit your availability. Schedules are posted one to two weeks in advance. We try to work with our staff to be flexible on time away.

How to Apply

Send your resumé and cover letter to tammy@egs.ca or drop them off at our store at 9605 – 82nd Avenue /Whyte Avenue.

Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Your references will be checked if you are selected for an interview.

Good Luck!


Employment Opportunity – Full-Time Produce – Come and join our Earth Team.

Be Part of Something Good, Work at Earth’s General Store

We are an independent and locally-owned grocery enterprise.  We offer the community information and products that support good health and reduce our individual and collective ecological impact on the planet.

We are not your usual grocery store. We are a value-based business.

A major focus of our business is to reduce packaging and so we offer our customers lots of opportunities to lessen their plastic/package footprint. We encourage our customers to bring their own containers or bags (#BYOC and #BYOB). We want our staff to share this passion and focus.

  • Are you a person that is passionate about good food – organic food, local food, plant-based food?
  • Are you passionate about reduced-waste/zero-waste, the environment, alternative transportation, health?
  • Do you like sharing your knowledge and passion? Are you interested in learning more about this lifestyle and to become more immersed in it?
  • Are you interested in doing something beyond just a ‘job’?

Other values/focus of our store are:

  • Fairness and respect for people and the planet
  • Plant-based diets – reduced meat consumption
  • Climate Change – ecological integrity/balance
  • Plastic reduction
  • Waste reduction
  • Future generations
  • Equality and equity
  • Efficiency
  • Carbon Footprint

We are currently looking for Full-Time Produce (28 – 32 hours a week with the possibility of a longer work week if you choose) at our Whyte Avenue (9605-82 Avenue) store. We want a person that has the experience, commitment, and drive. We pay above the average amount for a person working in this industry.

Starting date – July 26th, 2021

Job Title: Produce Staff

Job Summary: Work in the fresh produce department prepping the items for customers, displaying, receiving orders, etc.

Responsibilities & Duties

  • Receive shipments to the store in an accurate and safe manner
  • Protect the integrity of the product – cold chain, proper handling, etc
  • Ensure proper paper trail/flow is maintained.
  • Put the product into the proper storage.
  • Keep the produce area and the display area in an organized and tidy manner.
  • Manage the inventory in the receiving area
  • Provide excellent and friendly customer service when engaging with customers
  • Rotate stock to ensure freshness
  • Household duties as directed by management and need
  • Refill customer containers if needed
  • Assist customers to find products or direct them to staff that can help them
  • Be an organic, local, Fair Trade and waste-reduction/zero-waste ambassador.

Required Competencies, Qualifications, and Skills

  • Experience working in a fresh produce department would be really beneficial
  • Effective Communication Skills – with customers, with co-workers and with management
  • Customer Service Orientation (you will be engaging with the customers throughout the day and will need to help them out when needed)
  • Positive Attitude
  • Willingness and Ability to Learn
  • Self-motivation
  • Ability to lift 40-50 pounds – physically fit
  • Able to stand for long periods of time
  • Passionate
  • Able to work with the Internet, Windows, some Excel, Google Documents/Sheets, Slack
  • Legally able to work in Canada
  • Be fluent in English (a second or third language is also valued)

Competitive Wages

We are a value-driven based company. That being said, our starting wage is $15.50 per hour. If your experience warrants it you may be started above this rate. You should be at our Living Wage rate of 17.00$/hour after your 3-month/420 hours probation period.

Probation Period

All new hires are reviewed on a monthly basis for the first three months to ensure that both parties are getting what they need out of the arrangement. We want to ensure that the arrangement is healthy and mutually beneficial

Equal Opportunity Employer

Earth’s General Store is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Benefits Package

After 3 months and you work a minimum of 25 hours per week you will be offered a benefits package that includes life insurance, dental, drug, and extended health care (such as massage therapy) coverage. The store covers 65% of this benefit package and the staff 35%.

Higher Vacation Pay

EGS employees receive 6% holiday pay instead of the required 4%. (in essence, the base rate of 15.50$ an hour works out to 16.43$ per hour). You do have the opportunity to have this ‘vacation pay’ accrued so that you have money available to you for time away.

Sick Benefits/Sick Day pay

We do not have a program for this benefit. Companies that offer this usually provide 5 working days a year that the employee can claim as ‘sick days’. To provide our staff with that benefit but without a ‘program’ per se, we add 2% to a staff person’s vacation which equals 5 days of pay over the year. We encourage staff to participate in the accrual of their vacation pay program and they can then withdraw this money when they go on holidays or are sick.

This means that your base wage of 15.50$/hour plus your 6% vacation pay has another 2% added on top. A base wage is therefore 16.76$ with those added in.

Staff Discount

Staff is given a 20% discount on all store products.

Hours

The person hired for this position needs to be able to work mornings, afternoons and weekends. It is not a static/fixed shift.

We try to work with our staff to be flexible on time away.

How to Apply

Send your resumé and cover letter to Tammyl@egs.ca or drop them off at the Whyte Avenue store.

Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Your references will be checked if you are selected for an interview.

Good Luck!