"One of our bakery team leaders is from the (Northwest Indiana) area," Amick said. "She started last year and trained in our Orland (Park, Ill.,) location. She became the associate team leader there and will be the bakery team leader in Schererville."
Not all jobs at the new Schererville store will require retail grocery experience. Amick said the chain seeks out people with "transferable skills."
"If someone worked in customer service before — that is a transferable skill. If you have worked in a kitchen before, that's a transferable skill. We can teach them about the food, but the energy and excitement, that's transferable," Amick said.
Some of jobs require a certain level of skill and previous related experience, such as a cake decorator, meat cutter, cook, Amick said.
"In grocery, there are buyer/specialists positions and those are full-time and have to have a lot more product knowledge out-of-the-gate," Amick said and added these types of employees need to be able to anticipate sales and be able to coach, mentor and train new team members.But has the meat cutter been to graduate meat cutting school? Perhaps the meat cutter is lacking in the soft skills meat cutters need in today's market.