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Upcoming Hiring Events
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! 


Tuesday, June 19 •  1m to 5pm
Kai Market (400 Fairview Ave N., Seattle, WA 98109)

Friday, June 22 •  11am to 3pm
Seattle Uwajimaya (600 5th Ave. S, Seattle, WA 98104)

Friday, July 13 •  11am to 3pm
Seattle Uwajimaya (600 5th Ave. S, Seattle, WA 98104)

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
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

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.