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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! 
 

 

Friday, June 23  •  1pm to 5pm
Bellevue Uwajimaya (699 120th Avenue Northeast, Bellevue, WA 98005)

Tuesday, June 27 •  11am to 3pm
Beaverton Uwajimaya (10500 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy, Beaverton, OR 97005)

Friday, June 30 •  11am to 3pm
Seattle Uwajimaya (600 5th Avenue South, 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
  • Employee Discounts
  • Excellent health benefits
  • Retirement Plan
  • Paid Time Off
  • Long Term Disability
  • Life Insurance
  • Opportunities for growth
  • Supplemental Insurances available
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 - Renton
June 16, 2017 • 1pm - 5pm
501 S. Grady Way
Renton, WA 98055

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Uwajimaya - Bellevue
June 23, 2017 • 1pm - 5pm
699 120th Ave. NE
Bellevue, WA 98005

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Uwajimaya - Beaverton
June 27, 2017 • 11am - 3pm
10500 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy
Beaverton, OR 97005

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Uwajimaya - Seattle
June 30, 2017 • 11am - 3pm
600 5th Ave. S.
Seattle, WA 98104

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Cook I - Part Time

Cook I’s responsibility is to prepare all food items to be cooked including cutting vegetable and meats, prepare & assemble food items such as bento, salads, sandwiches and sushi. Ensure that all food items are fresh and of the highest quality for sale and prepared foods are attractively displayed. Assist and fulfill customers’ phone orders, online orders and operate the cash register. Assist with control inventory and maintain the cleanliness of the kitchen/back room while following company’s safety standards.

• Excellent customer service.
• Excellent communication skills
• Prior cooking experience preferred, knowledge of Asian cooking, a plus.
• Ability to manage own time to meet productions deadlines.
• Ability to work cooperatively in a team environment.
• Knowledge of basic math skills, and able to operate a cash register.
• Must have flexible schedule.
• Able to lift up to 50lbs.

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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Cook II - Part Time

Cook II’s main responsibility is to provide a variety of freshly prepared food items for our customers. He/she will cook entrees for the BBQ, cold case and hot plate items. In addition, he/she will cook all entrees for catering and special requests by customers. Responsible for ensuring the production of food meets customer demands throughout the day. Ensure food display cases are refilled when needed. He/she is responsible for controlling cost of food/inventory/shrinkage, follow company recipes and suggest new creative and tasteful recipes. Provide excellent customer service at all time. In addition, he/she is responsible for maintaining the cleanliness of the kitchen and the back room while following the company, state and county health & food safety standards.

• Excellent customer service.
• Excellent communication skills.
• Minimum of 2 years prior cooking experience required.
• Ability to manage own time to meet productions deadlines.
• Ability to work cooperatively in a team environment.
• Must have flexible schedule.
• Able to lift up to 50lbs.

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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Fishmongers I - Part Time

Fishmonger I’s responsibility is to prepare (cut, clean and wrap) seafood for the display showcase and cutting seafood per customer requests. He/she will check seafood quality to ensure freshness, good presentation and adequate stock levels throughout the day. He/she will assist with selecting and ordering seafood products. Receive and ensure that products are stored in proper locations. In addition, he/she will be responsible for maintaining cleanliness of the premises and organization of the freezer & cooler while following company, state and county safety standards.

• Excellent customer service.
• Excellent communication skills.
• At least 1 year retail seafood experience preferred.
• Prior retail experience and Asian products preferred.
• Ability to work independently and has the ability to multi-task.
• Must have flexible schedule
• Able to frequently lift up to 50lbs and occasionally lift up to 100lbs.

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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