We are energetic, cooperative, and committed employees who enjoy helping others through exceptional customer service and who share a love for good, healthful food. The East End Food Co-op is a growing business that operates in a diverse, fast-paced retail environment. We serve our community 7 days a week, 362 days a year (we are closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day).

Interested in joining us?

People who work at the East End Food Co-op:

  • Are team players: cooperative, loyal, and committed to the co-op’s success.
  • Work hard and adapt to changing needs: are flexible, efficient, and maintain a quick pace.
  • Act with integrity: are accountable, dependable, trustworthy, and honest.
  • Have a positive attitude: exude kindness to others and embrace diversity.
  • Provide excellent customer service: are helpful, friendly, and patient, even in stressful situations.
  • Care about good food: the ingredients, growing practices, and the best ways to prepare and eat it.

If you are prepared to make a serious commitment to our organization and have the skills, talent, and characteristics we are looking for, please tell us more about yourself through our online application.

East End Food Co-op’s COVID-19 Response

Customer and employee safety is our highest priority as we manage this public health crisis.  We have taken the following steps to support our staff and community:

  • Increased cleaning of high touch surfaces
  • Monitoring and metering customer access
  • Plexiglass shields at check out lanes and beverage counter
  • Masks and face shields are available and required
  • Reminders for social distancing are posted throughout the store
  • Carts and baskets are sanitized between use
  • PPE provided for all staff (gloves, masks, face shields)
  • Handwashing breaks for staff every hour
  • Hand sanitizer stations throughout the store

Employee Benefits

  • Competitive Wages: We are comparable to other grocers in our area and starting wages for all positions are well over minimum wage.
  • Discounts: All employees receive a 20% discount on purchases, as well as a discount on special orders.
  • Paid time off: We offer all our part-time and full-time employees flexible, easy-to-manage sick and personal time.
  • Paid holiday benefits: In addition to paid sick and personal time, employees are paid for holidays when the co-op is closed.
  • Healthcare: Each full time employee who successfully completes a 60-day trial period is eligible to sign up for a generous and comprehensive health/dental/vision plan.
  • Short-term disability: This benefit is fully funded by the Co-op for all employees who have successfully completed a 60 day trial period.
  • Retirement Plan: All employees are eligible to participate in the Co-op’s retirement plan after earning $5,000 within a calendar year.
View open positions and apply here.

Local UE 667 Partnership

The United Electrical, Radio & Machine Workers (UE) Local 667 represent some East End Food Co-op staff. Our partnership serves to promote excellent labor-management relations covering wages, hours, and conditions of employment.

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