In a time of recession some students find that getting a job seems to be practically impos- sible. Nothing could be more enticing to TJC students than the job actually coming out to find those who may be looking for a part-time job.

FRESH, by Brookshire’s, will be located at 6991 Old Jacksonville Highway in South Tyler and is the first of its kind in the area. It is a con- cept that was developed from our neighborhood Brookshire’s and will only be available in Tyler. FRESH foods is similar to Central Market and Whole Foods, but it will be conveniently located within the Tyler community, rather than two hours away, which is the nearest Central Market from the TJC campus.

TJC students were recently invited to come and take part in the changing food industry in East Texas grocery, by being offered applications to work at the new store. On Sept. 29, three Fresh employees came to TJC and handed out applications to prospective workers. “I was excited to hear that the new store was coming to us. Usually it is so hard to go out and find jobs in a college area, but FRESH made it easy and it seems like a pretty cool place,” said Ja- son Allen, TJC Sophomore.

The original concept of the store was devel- oped two years ago, but the team knew that a lot of research would have to be done in order to execute such a plan. The team began driving to Dallas and other hub cities to various Central Markets and Whole Foods stores in order to fig- ure out what people liked.

“The FRESH team crisscrossed the nation exploring the best grocery stores and improved upon the great things we discovered. The result is a shopping experience found nowhere else. FRESH is going to open up a readily accessible avenue for people from any culinary background to explore food in an exciting and fresh way,” said Myste Snow, FRESH Marketing and Sales Manager.

FRESH is currently hiring and accept- ing applications to fill more than 300 available applications to prospective workers. “I was excited to hear that the new store was coming to us. Usually it is so hard to go out and find jobs in a college area, but FRESH made it easy and it seems like a pretty cool place,” said Ja- son Allen, TJC Sophomore.

The original concept of the store was devel- oped two years ago, but the team knew that a lot of research would have to be done in order to execute such a plan. The team began driving to Dallas and other hub cities to various Central Markets and Whole Foods stores in order to fig- ure out what people liked.

“The FRESH team crisscrossed the nation exploring the best grocery stores and improved upon the great things we discovered. The result is a shopping experience found nowhere else. FRESH is going to open up a readily accessible avenue for people from any culinary background to explore food in an exciting and fresh way,” said Myste Snow, FRESH Marketing and Sales Manager.

FRESH is currently hiring and accept- ing applications to fill more than 300 available positions. Throughout the month of October, the team will begin setting up group interviews followed by hiring that will begin Dec. 1. The FRESH managerial team was automatically attracted to the potential employees that TJC had to offer. FRESH emphasizes a combination of healthy foods, friendly smiles and customer service.

“We’re looking for people with a fresh attitude with the willingness to work and learn,” said Chase West, Fresh Resource Manager.

The team is looking for employees who are interested in food or who have food experience. FRESH food offers a combination of different tasting foods that cannot be found anywhere else in Tyler. Food offerings such as artisan breads, local and Texas products, a European deli filled with cold meats, extensive offerings of cheeses, cooking demonstrations, a full burrito bar, and outdoor grill, soup and salad bar and take-a-way chef prepared items for the entire family. These chef prepared items called a

“Chef Case” will consist of “grab & go” dinners where anyone can pick up a meal for two, four or feed the entire amily. “When open, the store’s goal will be to amaze and delight people with a taste for some- thing different,” added Snow.

Although FRESH is putting a new spin on your typical Tyler grocery store, the 55,000 square foot store will still be equipped with traditional grocery items that can be found in neighborhood Brookshires stores. Along with the traditional aspect as well as the expanded food service offer- ings, the store will also feature a coffee and gelato bar, organic as well as natural foods, gluten-free items, an expanded health and wellness area, as well as a pharmacy.

“FRESH will encourage customers to visit the store frequently in an old world market style to gather the freshest components for that day’s meal,” said Snow.

All interviews will be conducted at 200 Rice Road Monday-Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Fridays was 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. For any other questions contact Myste Snow at mystesnow@ brookshires.com. The grand opening for FRESH foods will be January 2011.

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