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Join us at one of our upcoming hiring events to learn about the benefits of working at Uwajimaya and available opportunities at all of our locations, including our new store Kai Market! 

 

Friday, April 20 •  11am to 3pm
Seattle Uwajimaya (600 5th Ave. S, Seattle, WA 97104)

 

Uwajimaya is the largest Asian grocery and gift market in the Pacific Northwest.  Our mission is to be the premier destination to experience Asian food and culture through exceptional customer service, positive attitudes and world-class quality merchandise.  Our employees are essential for our continued success. We believe a team of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences working together powers our success.  We encourage all qualified candidates who are passionate about food, customer service and Asian culture to apply for any of our open positions.

Our expectations:

  •  Have a passion for excellent customer service
  • Do your best on the basis of your abilities
  • Desire to do a good job
  • Open to improvements
  • Passionate about learning

Our offers for most team members:

  • Flexible, friendly, diverse work environment
  • Competitive Pay (Wage starts at $15.00/hr)
  • Employee Discounts
  • Excellent health benefits
  • Retirement Plan
  • Paid Time Off
  • Long Term Disability
  • Life Insurance
  • Opportunities for growth
  • Supplemental Insurances available
Seattle
UWAJIMAYA’S HIRING EVENTS & JOB FAIRS

Come join our team! Stop by any of our upcoming hiring events to learn about available job openings and benefits of working for Uwajimaya. Download and print an application here (Adobe Reader required) and bring your completed application with you.

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Uwajimaya - Seattle
April 20, 2018 • 11am - 3pm
600 5th Ave. S.
Seattle, WA 98104

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Deli Clerk - Full Time

Deli Clerk’s responsibility is to provide excellent customer service to our customers. He/she will be replenishing food on the steam table and ensuring that the food items are fresh and appetizing.  Deli Clerk will assist customers with their food order and answer customers’ questions.  In addition, he/she will be responsible for cashiering, stocking and overall upkeep of deli area and assisting the kitchen and deli cooks as needed.

  • Must have good command of English, excellent customer service and communication skills.
  • Must have knowledge of Deli products and Asian merchandise, beneficial.
  • Must possess basic math skills.
  • Ability to operate cash register.
  • Ability to work independently while contributing to the team as a whole.
  • Possess good oral communication (bilingual helpful) and a positive attitude.

We offer competitive wages, excellent health benefits, paid time off, 401 K, employee discounts and a flexible, friendly work environment.

Applications for all positions can be picked up at the customer service counter of any Uwajimaya location or our corporate offices located at 4601 6th Avenue South in Seattle's Industrial Area. Applicants may also fill out an online application by clicking apply below or download and print an application here (Adobe Reader required). Completed applications can be dropped off at any of our retail locations or our corporate offices.  If you would like to submit a resume or have an inquiry about our job openings, please e-mail jobs@uwajimaya.com.

Uwajimaya is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing an equal opportunity before and during employment regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, political affiliation, disability, marital status, or other similar factors not related to job requirements.

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Deli Cook - Full Time

The Deli Cook’s responsibility is to provide excellent customer service to our customers.  Deli Cook’s responsibilities include: prepare ingredients for daily productions in Deli, occasionally cook special items as needed, ensure that quality food items are available for Deli sale and arrange attractive displays of food items. He/she will help control inventory and maintain the cleanliness of the kitchen and back room while following company’s safety standards.

  • Must have good command of English, excellent customer service and communication skills.
  • Prior knowledge of food production and operation of commercial kitchen equipment.
  • Must have excellent knowledge and skill of Chinese and Japanese cooking.
  • Ability to manage own time to meet production deadlines.
  • Ability to work cooperatively in a team environment.
  • Possess good oral communication (bilingual helpful), and a positive attitude.

We offer competitive wages, excellent health benefits, paid time off, 401 K, employee discounts and a flexible, friendly work environment.

Applications for all positions can be picked up at the customer service counter of any Uwajimaya location or our corporate offices located at 4601 6th Avenue South in Seattle's Industrial Area. Applicants may also fill out an online application by clicking apply below or download and print an application here (Adobe Reader required). Completed applications can be dropped off at any of our retail locations or our corporate offices.

Uwajimaya is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing an equal opportunity before and during employment regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, political affiliation, disability, marital status, or other similar factors not related to job requirements.

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Grocery Night Clerk - Full Time & Part Time

Stock, restock and price grocery merchandise, maintain displays, order selected items, provide good customer service, receive and check incoming merchandise. Maintain inventory.

  • Must have good command of English, excellent customer service and communication skills.
  • Knowledge of products and Asian merchandise beneficial.
  • Must be physically fit to be able to lift 80 lbs. and over, bag and carry groceries, receive and stock products, clean areas, etc.
  • Must have good math skills.
  • Ability to acquire good overall store and product knowledge.
  • Must be able to work at least one or both weekend days.
  • Possess good oral communication (bilingual helpful), and a positive attitude.

We offer competitive wages, excellent health benefits, paid time off, 401 K, employee discounts and a flexible, friendly work environment.

Applications for all positions can be picked up at the customer service counter of any Uwajimaya location or our corporate offices located at 4601 6th Avenue South in Seattle's Industrial Area. Applicants may also fill out an online application by clicking apply below or download and print an application here (Adobe Reader required). Completed applications can be dropped off at any of our retail locations or our corporate offices.  If you would like to submit a resume or have an inquiry about our job openings, please e-mail jobs@uwajimaya.com.

Uwajimaya is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing an equal opportunity before and during employment regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, political affiliation, disability, marital status, or other similar factors not related to job requirements.

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Produce Clerk - Part Time

The Produce Clerk’s responsibility is to provide excellent customer service to our customers. Assist and provide products information to customers. He/she will responsible for trimming, preparing, stocking and displaying different products in the Produce department. Maintain the cleanliness of the department and the produce stock rooms while following company’s safety standards.

  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Knowledge of Asian produces a plus.
  • Must be able to occasionally lift 80 pounds.
  • Prior knowledge of the use of scales, wrapping machines and price machine a plus.
  • Ability to work independently while contributing to the team as a whole.

We offer competitive wages, excellent health benefits, paid time off, 401 K, employee discounts and a flexible, friendly work environment.

Applications for all positions can be picked up at the customer service counter of any Uwajimaya location or our corporate offices located at 4601 6th Avenue South in Seattle's Industrial Area. Applicants may also fill out an online application by clicking apply below or download and print an application here (Adobe Reader required). Completed applications can be dropped off at any of our retail locations or our corporate offices.  If you would like to submit a resume or have an inquiry about our job openings, please e-mail jobs@uwajimaya.com.

Uwajimaya is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing an equal opportunity before and during employment regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, political affiliation, disability, marital status, or other similar factors not related to job requirements.

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Seafood Clerk - Full Time

Seafood Clerk’s responsibility is to provide excellent customer service to our customers. He/she is responsible for preparing (cut, clean and wrap) seafood for the display showcase and cutting seafood per customer requests. In addition, he/she will be responsible for maintaining cleanliness of the premises, receive and repack incoming freight and maintain organization of the freezer while following safety procedures.

  • Ability to prepare fish for wrapping and display; clean, cut, filet fish in such a manner as to avoid waste.
  • Must have good command of English, excellent customer service and communication skills.
  • Must possess a good knowledge of seafood products and Asian cooking techniques.
  • Must be physically fit to be able to lift 100 lbs. or more.
  • Ability to operate pricing machines and pricing guns.
  • Ability to acquire good overall store and product knowledge.
  • Must be able to work at least one or both weekend days.
  • Possess good oral communication skills (bilingual helpful), and a positive attitude.

We offer competitive wages, excellent health benefits, paid time off, 401 K, employee discounts and a flexible, friendly work environment.

Applications for all positions can be picked up at the customer service counter of any Uwajimaya location or our corporate offices located at 4601 6th Avenue South in Seattle's Industrial Area. Applicants may also fill out an online application by clicking apply below or download and print an application here (Adobe Reader required). Completed applications can be dropped off at any of our retail locations or our corporate offices.  If you would like to submit a resume or have an inquiry about our job openings, please e-mail jobs@uwajimaya.com.

Uwajimaya is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing an equal opportunity before and during employment regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, political affiliation, disability, marital status, or other similar factors not related to job requirements.

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Bellevue
UWAJIMAYA’S HIRING EVENTS & JOB FAIRS

Come join our team! Stop by any of our upcoming hiring events to learn about available job openings and benefits of working for Uwajimaya. Download and print an application here (Adobe Reader required) and bring your completed application with you.

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Uwajimaya - Seattle
April 20, 2018 • 11am - 3pm
600 5th Ave. S.
Seattle, WA 98104

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Renton
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Come join our team! Stop by any of our upcoming hiring events to learn about available job openings and benefits of working for Uwajimaya. Download and print an application here (Adobe Reader required) and bring your completed application with you.

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Uwajimaya - Seattle
April 20, 2018 • 11am - 3pm
600 5th Ave. S.
Seattle, WA 98104

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Assistant Deli Manager - Full Time

The Assistant Deli Manager's responsibility is to assist the Deli Manager’s in managing the Deli department by ensuring that the Deli team is trained in all aspects of their job, including food preparation, customer service and safety. He/she will assist in establishing goals and create an effective, efficient deli operation by providing leadership and direction through open communication, coaching, training and promoting a positive work environment. He/she will coordinate the production and sales of the deli products and ensure quality of standards, product movement and gross profit achievement. He/she will ensure that company’s polices/procedures, especially safety/sanitation, are understood and followed.

• Excellent customer service
• Excellent communication skills
• Minimum of 2 years Deli / Restaurant managerial experience preferred.
• Knowledge of deli products and Asian culinary skills a plus.
• Knowledge of purchasing, marketing and merchandising, preferred.
• Basic math and 10-key required.
• Able to lift up to 50lbs.
• Must have flexible schedules.

We offer competitive wages, excellent health benefits, paid time off, 401 K, employee discounts and a flexible, friendly work environment.

Applications for all positions can be picked up at the customer service counter of any Uwajimaya location or our corporate offices located at 4601 6th Avenue South in Seattle's Industrial Area. Applicants may also fill out an online application by clicking apply below or download and print an application here (Adobe Reader required). Completed applications can be dropped off at any of our retail locations or our corporate offices.  If you would like to submit a resume or have an inquiry about our job openings, please e-mail jobs@uwajimaya.com.

Uwajimaya is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing an equal opportunity before and during employment regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, political affiliation, disability, marital status, or other similar factors not related to job requirements.

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Cashier - Part Time

Cashier’s responsibility is to provide excellent customer service and product information to our customers. He/she is responsible for ringing up customers’ purchases accurately and efficiently. Cashier is also responsible for stocking small items around the registers and familiarizing with basic knowledge of store layout and products’ prices.

  • Must have good command of English, excellent customer service and communication skills.
  • Must have good math skills and 10-key skills required.
  • Ability to operate register and scanning machine preferred.
  • Ability to acquire good overall store, product and general pricing knowledge.
  • Must be able to work at least one or both weekend days.
  • Ability to become familiar with store merchandise and basic uses of products.

We offer competitive wages, excellent health benefits, paid time off, 401 K, employee discounts and a flexible, friendly work environment.

Applications for all positions can be picked up at the customer service counter of any Uwajimaya location or our corporate offices located at 4601 6th Avenue South in Seattle's Industrial Area. Applicants may also fill out an online application by clicking apply below or download and print an application here (Adobe Reader required). Completed applications can be dropped off at any of our retail locations or our corporate offices.  If you would like to submit a resume or have an inquiry about our job openings, please e-mail jobs@uwajimaya.com.

Uwajimaya is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing an equal opportunity before and during employment regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, political affiliation, disability, marital status, or other similar factors not related to job requirements.

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Seafood Manager - Full Time

The Seafood Manager’s responsibilities are to manage the Seafood department by ensuring that the Seafood team is trained in all aspects of their job, including preparation of products, customer service and safety. He/she will establish goals and create an effective, efficient seafood operation by providing leadership and direction through open communication, coaching, training and promoting a positive work environment. He/she will coordinate the production and sales of the seafood products and ensure quality of standards, product movement and gross profit achievement. He/she will ensure that all seafood products meet the company's guidelines as well as federal, state and county regulations and standards.

• Minimum of 3 year management experience.
• Knowledge of seafood and seafood cutting experience required.
• Able to work flexible days, opening and closing shifts required.
• Excellent customer service skills.
• Prior retail experience required and knowledge of Asian products preferred.
• Knowledge of purchasing, marketing and merchandising required.
• Excellent communication skills
• Basic math and computer skills.
• Must be able to lift up 35-50lbs and occasionally lift up to 100 lbs.

We offer competitive wages, excellent health benefits, paid time off, 401 K, employee discounts and a flexible, friendly work environment.

Applications for all positions can be picked up at the customer service counter of any Uwajimaya location or our corporate offices located at 4601 6th Avenue South in Seattle's Industrial Area. Applicants may also fill out an online application by clicking apply below or download and print an application here (Adobe Reader required). Completed applications can be dropped off at any of our retail locations or our corporate offices.  If you would like to submit a resume or have an inquiry about our job openings, please e-mail jobs@uwajimaya.com.

Uwajimaya is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing an equal opportunity before and during employment regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, political affiliation, disability, marital status, or other similar factors not related to job requirements.

Apply

Seafood Clerk - Full Time

Seafood Clerk’s responsibility is to provide excellent customer service to our customers. He/she is responsible for preparing (cut, clean and wrap) seafood for the display showcase and cutting seafood per customer requests. In addition, he/she will be responsible for maintaining cleanliness of the premises, receive and repack incoming freight and maintain organization of the freezer while following safety procedures.

  • Ability to prepare fish for wrapping and display; clean, cut, filet fish in such a manner as to avoid waste.
  • Must have good command of English, excellent customer service and communication skills.
  • Must possess a good knowledge of seafood products and Asian cooking techniques.
  • Must be physically fit to be able to lift 100 lbs. or more.
  • Ability to operate pricing machines and pricing guns.
  • Ability to acquire good overall store and product knowledge.
  • Must be able to work at least one or both weekend days.
  • Possess good oral communication skills (bilingual helpful), and a positive attitude.

We offer competitive wages, excellent health benefits, paid time off, 401 K, employee discounts and a flexible, friendly work environment.

Applications for all positions can be picked up at the customer service counter of any Uwajimaya location or our corporate offices located at 4601 6th Avenue South in Seattle's Industrial Area. Applicants may also fill out an online application by clicking apply below or download and print an application here (Adobe Reader required). Completed applications can be dropped off at any of our retail locations or our corporate offices.  If you would like to submit a resume or have an inquiry about our job openings, please e-mail jobs@uwajimaya.com.

Uwajimaya is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing an equal opportunity before and during employment regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, political affiliation, disability, marital status, or other similar factors not related to job requirements.

Apply

Beaverton
UWAJIMAYA’S HIRING EVENTS & JOB FAIRS

Come join our team! Stop by any of our upcoming hiring events to learn about available job openings and benefits of working for Uwajimaya. Download and print an application here (Adobe Reader required) and bring your completed application with you.

Click on Read More to see all of our upcoming hiring events.

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Uwajimaya - Seattle
April 20, 2018 • 11am - 3pm
600 5th Ave. S.
Seattle, WA 98104

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Deli Cook - Full Time

The Deli Cook’s responsibility is to provide excellent customer service to our customers.  Deli Cook’s responsibilities include: prepare ingredients for daily productions in Deli, occasionally cook special items as needed, ensure that quality food items are available for Deli sale and arrange attractive displays of food items. He/she will help control inventory and maintain the cleanliness of the kitchen and back room while following company’s safety standards.

  • Must have good command of English, excellent customer service and communication skills.
  • Prior knowledge of food production and operation of commercial kitchen equipment.
  • Must have excellent knowledge and skill of Chinese and Japanese cooking.
  • Ability to manage own time to meet production deadlines.
  • Ability to work cooperatively in a team environment.
  • Possess good oral communication (bilingual helpful), and a positive attitude.

We offer competitive wages, excellent health benefits, paid time off, 401 K, employee discounts and a flexible, friendly work environment.

Applications for all positions can be picked up at the customer service counter of any Uwajimaya location or our corporate offices located at 4601 6th Avenue South in Seattle's Industrial Area. Applicants may also fill out an online application by clicking apply below or download and print an application here (Adobe Reader required). Completed applications can be dropped off at any of our retail locations or our corporate offices.

Uwajimaya is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing an equal opportunity before and during employment regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, political affiliation, disability, marital status, or other similar factors not related to job requirements.

Apply

Kai Market
UWAJIMAYA’S HIRING EVENTS & JOB FAIRS

Come join our team! Stop by any of our upcoming hiring events to learn about available job openings and benefits of working for Uwajimaya. Download and print an application here (Adobe Reader required) and bring your completed application with you.

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Uwajimaya - Seattle
April 20, 2018 • 11am - 3pm
600 5th Ave. S.
Seattle, WA 98104

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Crew Member - Part Time

Crew Member’s responsibility is to provide excellent customer service and product information to our customers. He/she is responsible for ringing up customers’ purchases accurately and efficiently. He/she will face, stock, re-stock and price store merchandises. Ensure the correct price/product description tag is in line with the merchandise. Maintain displays, order selected items when needed and receive incoming merchandise. Crew Member will also responsible for receive, place and fulfill online orders. Assist other departments as needed.

• Excellent customer service.
• Excellent communication skills
• Prior retail experience and knowledge of Asian products preferred.
• Knowledge of basic math skills, 10-key/calculator, comfortable using computer.
• Must have flexible schedule.
• Able to lift at least 40lbs.
• High school diploma or its equivalent.
• MAST (Mandatory Alcohol Server Training) permit is required.

We offer competitive wages, excellent health benefits, paid time off, 401 K, employee discounts and a flexible, friendly work environment.

Applications for all positions can be picked up at the customer service counter of any Uwajimaya location or our corporate offices located at 4601 6th Avenue South in Seattle's Industrial Area. Applicants may also fill out an online application by clicking apply below or download and print an application here (Adobe Reader required). Completed applications can be dropped off at any of our retail locations or our corporate offices.  If you would like to submit a resume or have an inquiry about our job openings, please e-mail jobs@uwajimaya.com.

Uwajimaya is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing an equal opportunity before and during employment regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, political affiliation, disability, marital status, or other similar factors not related to job requirements.

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Corporate Office
General Maintenance - Full Time

The General Maintenance responsibility is to repair various equipment and fixtures as requested by the Branch Managers, such as: shopping carts, baskets, light fixtures, etc… He/she is responsible for cleaning and maintaining the stores, all departments and the parking lot areas. He/she is also responsible for collecting empty carts & baskets, cleaning the produce areas, changing lights, repairing pallets, and emptying garbage and recycling bins while maintaining company’s safety standards.

•Must have good command of English, excellent customer service and communication skills.
•Must be physically fit and able to lift 50 lbs.
•Must be at least 18 years of age.
•Refrigeration Certification required
•Ability to recognize areas that need to be maintained.
•Follow company procedures and safety regulations.
•Ability to work independently while contributing to the team as a whole.

We offer competitive wages  and a flexible, friendly work environment.

Applications for all positions can be picked up at the customer service counter of any Uwajimaya location or our corporate offices located at 4601 6th Avenue South in Seattle's Industrial Area. Applicants may also fill out an online application by clicking apply below or download and print an application here (Adobe Reader required). Completed applications can be dropped off at any of our retail locations or our corporate offices.  If you would like to submit a resume or have an inquiry about our job openings, please e-mail jobs@uwajimaya.com.

Uwajimaya is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing an equal opportunity before and during employment regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, political affiliation, disability, marital status, or other similar factors not related to job requirements.

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Maintenance Specialist II - Full Time

The Maintenance Specialist II responsibility is to repair various equipments and machineries as requested by the Branch Managers, such as: live tanks, coolers/refrigerators, freezers, ranges, telephones, etc…. He/she is responsible for assisting the Maintenance Manager in overseeing, maintaining, and conduct price comparison of supplies from different vendors. He/she will also assist in purchasing and picking up supplies.

• Knowledge of safety procedures and precautions required by WISHA regulations, a must.
• Refrigeration Certification required.
• Strong mechanical, electrical, plumbing and carpentry abilities required. 
• Ability to uses tools of the trade in addition to wood working tools.
• Must have some knowledge of supplies and suppliers pertaining to working needs.
• Good customer service skills.
• Excellent communication skills.
• Driver license and a good driving record required.
• Must be physically capable of using the stairs and ladders.
• Must be proactive, a self starter, and have good work ethics.

We offer competitive wages, excellent health benefits, paid time off, 401 K, employee discounts and a flexible, friendly work environment.

Applications for all positions can be picked up at the customer service counter of any Uwajimaya location or our corporate offices located at 4601 6th Avenue South in Seattle's Industrial Area. Applicants may also fill out an online application by clicking apply below or download and print an application here (Adobe Reader required). Completed applications can be dropped off at any of our retail locations or our corporate offices.  If you would like to submit a resume or have an inquiry about our job openings, please e-mail jobs@uwajimaya.com.

Uwajimaya is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing an equal opportunity before and during employment regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, political affiliation, disability, marital status, or other similar factors not related to job requirements.

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Food Service International (FSI)
Merchandise Assistant - Full Time

This position is based out of our Corporate Office

The Merchandising Assistant’s responsibility is to assist the buyers in purchasing process in the Merchandising department. He/she will maintain items/suppliers database and the FSI website with current and products, prices and promo/event information, etc… Communicate with customers through FSI website and social media. He/she will coordinate sample distribution and promotional events with sales teams. Arrange and update logistics information upon buyers’ requests. Assist sales/warehouse teams in customer service functions.

 • Excellent customer service.

• Excellent communication skills.
• Proficient in Microsoft office and basic computer functionality.
• Basic math skills, 10-key calculator, typewriter, label printer and multi-line telephone experience preferred.
• Experience with social networking sites and a strong social media presence.
• Strong organizational skills.
• Flexible schedules.

We offer competitive wages, excellent health benefits, paid time off, 401 K, employee discounts and a flexible, friendly work environment.

Applications for all positions can be picked up at the customer service counter of any Uwajimaya location or our corporate offices located at 4601 6th Avenue South in Seattle's Industrial Area. Applicants may also fill out an online application by clicking apply below or download and print an application here (Adobe Reader required). Completed applications can be dropped off at any of our retail locations or our corporate offices.  If you would like to submit a resume or have an inquiry about our job openings, please e-mail jobs@uwajimaya.com.

Uwajimaya is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing an equal opportunity before and during employment regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, political affiliation, disability, marital status, or other similar factors not related to job requirements.

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